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Plan for proposed Green Bay Trail Condominiums moves forward

Plan for proposed Green Bay Trail Condominiums moves forward

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PLEASANT PRAIRIE — Preliminary plans for 20 multi-unit condominiums at the southeast corner of Old Green Bay Road and 104th Street will move forward after Plan Commission approval Monday night.

Kenosha-based Harpe Development LLC, which owns four lots on 14 acres east of Old Green Bay Road and south of 104th Street (Highway 165), intends to construct six, three-unit and 14, two-unit buildings known as the Green Bay Trail Condominiums in the Lakewood Neighborhood.

Last month, the Village Board approved conceptual plans for the development, which is expected to break ground this spring and is anticipated to be completed within the next two or three years, according to Community Development Director Jean Werbie-Harris. The plans are expected to go before the Village Board on March 4.

According to the plans, the two-unit buildings will be ranch-style condos with an attached two-car garage and a full basement. There will be 1,626-square-foot units with two bedrooms and two baths, as well as 1,691-square-foot units with three bedrooms and two baths.

The three-unit buildings will have two stories each, with two of the units designed as a ranch-style offering with a three-car attached garage, full basements and two bedrooms and two baths. One unit will be 1,617 square feet and the other will be 1,629 square feet.

The upper unit will have 2,276 square feet of living space on the second floor and an entry foyer with extra storage space on the first floor. The upper unit will include a two-car, extra-deep attached garage, three bedrooms, two baths, an office and a covered deck.

Previous plans for site

Previously, in 2007, the Village Board approved plans for a larger, if not more dense, condominium development that, due to the economic recession, never was built.

Vintage Parc Condominium Development had proposed three, six-unit buildings and 12, four-unit buildings. During the conceptual planning stage, the comprehensive plan accommodating Harpe’s development was changed to reflect a new layout, which reduced the number of condominium units from 66 to 46.

Developer Dustin Harpe told the board the company has a similar development underway in Rochester in Racine County and believes the Green Bay Trail development will be successful.

“We’ve already seen quite a bit of activity,” he said referring to interest from prospective buyers.

The two-unit condos are expected to start at $299,000 with larger three-unit condos priced at $349,000 and monthly homeowner fees ranging from $200 to $220 that will include water, garbage and snow removal, among other services.

Bear proposal tabled

In other business, the commission tabled a public hearing and discussion on a proposal by Bear Development intended to restore more than 400 acres of wetland habitat within a 625-acre parcel it owns at Barnes Creek.

The developer is requesting a change to the comprehensive plan from residential to park use, with a similarly related zoning amendment from residential to conservancy.

The property is roughly bounded by 91st Street and Springbrook Road on the north, Sheridan Road on the east, Highway 165 on the south and the Kenosha County Bike Path on the west.

At one point, the area had been targeted for development, but under the conservancy proposal, only about 225 acres of the area on the edge of the property would be developed.

The hearing has been rescheduled for April 29.


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