NEW BERLIN — Earth movers will start rolling soon, as the city approved the layouts for 97 homesites in one night.

The New Berlin Common Council approved development agreements for all 97 that will be in three subdivisions. All but nine of those homesites will be in section 35, the largest tract of farmland remaining in New Berlin east of Moorland Road.

Over the summer, the developers will build infrastructure such as roads and utilities for their subdivisions. Then they will come back to the city for final plat approval, signaling when they can start selling lots.

The two section 35 subdivisions both hug Sunnyslope Road, the far eastern edge of section 35.

At the north end is Thomson Hollow, a 54-lot subdivision at 6201 S. Sunny Slope Road, along Grange Avenue.

At the south end is Red Fox Crossing, 34-lot single family subdivision at 5601 S. Sunnyslope Road behind existing homes along College Avenue.

The third subdivision getting city approval is far outside section 35. It is the Turnberry Estates conservation subdivision at 17700 W. Beloit Road. Its design, is intended to leave as much land as natural as possible.

Thomson Hollow will be created by Thomson Companies that has been developing single-family subdivisions in New Berlin since 1968. The concept plan for Thomson Hollow preserves 26.7 acres of open space which includes wetlands, floodplain,woods and uplands. The 54 homes will be on 41.6 acres.

The average lot size for the Thomson Hollow concept plan is 25,993 square feet with a density of 1.3 lots per net acre of developable land and 0.79 lots per gross acre.

The minimum home size floor areas are expected to range between 2,000 to 2,200 square feet for a ranch/one-story homes and 2,200 to 2,400 square feet for two-story homes.

Red Fox Crossing by the Neumann Companies Inc. has an average lot size of 27,413 square feet with a density of 1.22 lots per acre. A multi-use paved trail is planned along Sunnyslope Road from Grange Avenue south to the subdivision's property line.

The minimum home size floor areas are anticipated to be 2,000 square feet for a ranch/one story home and 2,200 square feet for a two-story home.

The Turnberry Estates conservation subdivision to be constructed at 17700 W. Beloit Road will have nine lots on 49.53 acres That calculates to about 1 home per 5.5 acres. They will be all grouped together, except for one that is in a far northern corner. Grouping leaves more natural landscape.

In addition to the subdivision approvals, the common council approved a development agreement for the Grand Hills Castle Senior Development, assisted living facility for elderly residents.

The community-based residential facility at 13050 W. Cleveland Ave. will be able to accommodate 45 residents.

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