Here’s a summary of some of the actions taken at last week’s Kenosha Plan Commission meeting:
- A request to extend the conditional use permit for a multi-family residential development to be located east of 30th Avenue, north and south of 21st Street, was unanimously approved. This property is known as Sun Pointe Village. Steven Mills spoke on this item. This was a project that was started a couple of years ago. With the difficult economic times, he is looking for a six-month extension in hopes of selling a unit this year. Alderman Rocco LaMacchia spoke in favor of this request. He sees “no reason to deny.”
- There was a public building review for a new restroom building to be located in Washington Park, 1901 Washington Road. Shelley Billingsley spoke and stated that the state Department of Natural Resources gave its approval for the location of the building. The revised plan is to move the building north so that it is outside of the flood plain. Also, ramps for ADA access and a stairwell will be added. Alderman Ohnstad complimented the Parks Commission, the Parks Department and Shelley for their hard work in this endeavor.
- A conditional use permit for a 78-room dormitory building to be constructed at 2201 Alford Park Drive was approved unanimously. The property is the last building in Group 6. Floyd Anderson, the architect for Carthage Oaks, displayed photos. Mayor Keith Bosman said he was pleased to see Carthage move ahead.
- All three amendments to the Land Use Plan Map for the city’s Comprehensive Plan were approved unanimously. The property is located at 4418 – 4420 – 21st Avenue. Steven Shier, owner of Kesch Properties, spoke. Since the third piece of the parcel can’t be rented as commercial/residential, and because it’s been vacant for a few years, the owner applied for the property to be re-zoned for a small business opportunity. The neighbors were contacted, and they were happy to see a potential positive use for the property. Alderman Tod Ohnstad spoke in favor of all three amendments and urged the commission’s approval. A neighborhood meeting was conducted; no one was opposed. Alderman Jan Michalski asked how many people attended the neighborhood meeting; the answer was none. Shier stated that the neighbors had been contacted a few days before the meeting to address their concerns. The property was re-zoned from general residential to B-1 Neighborhood Business District.