Muskego - While misinformation gave the Glen at Pellmann Farm condominium project a rough start, it was all smooth at the first plan commission meeting of the year where the commission gave the go-ahead to 34 ranch-style condominiums in rural Muskego.
The misinformation brought 40 people to a public hearing and triggered a petition requiring a super majority for rezoning. In the end, the rezoning was indeed approved by a super majority in October and the plan commission gave its blessings to the building plans in January.
The nearly 11.5-acres along Woods Road south of the Parkland Drive intersection that is home to the condos is zoned for medium density. The condos will sell for $320,000 to $400,000.
The plan is to build 11 two-family homes, three four-family buildings and a clubhouse. The two-family homes would be about 5,000 square feet and the four-family buildings about 9,000 square feet.The development will have internal private roads coming off Woods Road and Kurtze Lane.
The project meets the density requirements of the city's 2020 Comprehensive Plan that calls for medium density of 2.99 units per acre maximum, which calculates out to 34 units for a tract of this size.
Muskego Mayor Kathy Chiaverotti said the development will be a positive for the city.
"The buildings are high-end and very attractive. There appears to be much interest by local residents in this project for potential ownership," she said. "The quality project will add overall value to the city."
Once the project was properly explained, it was well received by those who live nearby, she said.
Alderman Kevin Kubacki, who represents the area, called the condos "absolutely gorgeous."
He also tried to calm fears that were raised about the development's impact on traffic.
"The average age of their other developments is in the 60-year-old category. They don't have kids so there is less traffic, less pressure on school system than single-family homes," he said.