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City of Oconomowoc — The common council on Jan. 3 approved a developer's agreement with Lakeridge Meadows LLC to build a 58-lot housing development on the site of the former Storm's driving range and miniature golf course.

The subdivision, which will be built at 1330 S. Silver Lake St., will connect to two other subdivisions at Shoal Ridge Road and Thomas Trail to the north and Lakeside Drive to the south. There will be one entrance road from Silver Lake Street.

Storm's driving range and miniature golf course opened in 1981 and closed in 2014. Laura Storm Sullivan, whose father started the business, said in a 2014 interview with the Focus that she decided to close and sell the land because of the residential development nearby.

She worried about golf balls causing property damage or injury.

According to city planner Jason Gallo, city staff is close to approving the civil engineering drawings. He said once the developer acquires all permits and the construction drawings are approved, construction will begin. He said he anticipates construction starting within a month or two.

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