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Hartland plan commission approves preliminary plans for new subdivision

Hartland new subdivision

Hartland residents packed into the village board room to hear discussion and village action on a proposed subdivision last night.

The plan commission approved the preliminary designs for a new subdivision on the Caestecker Woods property on a 6-1 vote. Commissioner David de Courcy-Bower was the lone dissenting vote.

The subdivision would be located in downtown Hartland, south of Capitol Drive and east of Maple Avenue just west of the Woodlands of Hartland subdivision.

It would include 34 lots with an average lot size of 13,299 square feet and a density of 1.29 units per acre.

“The idea of the property is really to offer a product to the community that’s near a downtown area, offers people access the local community — whether that be parks, recreation or shopping — and create walkability,” said Chris Miller, the project's developer.

Many concerned citizens asked questions about how storm-water runoff would flow around the new project, whether or not traffic on Maple Avenue would increase substantially once the project was complete and how the public could be assured of promises made by developer in the plat.

The development proposal was bound over for a second and potentially final plan commission review, and the commission’s recommendation will proceed to the village board in August. The board will be conducting a parallel review during that same time period, culminating in a public hearing, and decision, on the issue scheduled for Monday, Aug. 25 in front of the village board. 

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