LETTER: Stonewall traffic would clog Highway 60-Keup intersection

To Ozaukee Press:

It’s time for our voices to be heard.

Many of the residents of both Grafton and Cedarburg have been consistent with their opposition to the Stonewall Reserve housing development.

This opposition is centered on the flawed design of the Stonewall Reserve ingress-egress plan.  A total of 141 homes will funnel over 300 vehicles daily through the already congested Highway 60 and Keup Road intersection.  It is completely illogical for a neighborhood of this size to have a single entrance, let alone having that entrance on a major state highway.  

The Wisconsin DOT was clear in their review that they would have considered another option, but none was proposed.  The developer is looking to expedite this overly dense housing layout to maximize his profits while leaving the legacy safety burden to the residents of this community.

To be clear, I along with those referenced above are supportive of a housing development on the Kohlwey Farm property. We need more housing to support the growth of this vibrant community. These homes and residents will bring additional tax dollars, families for our churches, patrons for our local businesses and be a nice addition to our community. We just want a safe environment for these new homes and residents.

An online petition is active that Village of Grafton residents can review and sign to document their opposition. It was launched a little over a week ago. I’m pleased to report over 100 village residents have signed and the total is growing daily.  Here is the link to the petition:

www.change.org/p/keep-our-community-safe-no-to-stonewall-reserve-as-desi....

Last and most important, the Village of Grafton Village Board will vote on this development on April 17 at 6 p.m. at the Village Hall. Please come to voice your thoughts and concerns. If unable to attend, please email Village President James Brunnquell directly at jbrunnquell@village.grafton.wi.us.

Christopher Cotton

Town of Cedarburg

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