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Written by KRISTYN HALBIG ZIEHM   
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 18:57

Port commission OKs expansion of Hidden Hills

  The Hidden Hills subdivision on Port Washington’s west side is about to get larger.
    A concept plan to extend the subdivision, which is north of Highway 33, to the north was approved by the Plan Commission last week.
    The plan calls for 26 single-family houses and seven duplex condominium buildings — a total of 14 units — to be constructed on the 25.5-acre site. In addition, one almost two-acre “estate lot” would be created.
    The plan by Bielinski Homes is similar to one proposed by the firm and approved by the city in 2007, said Randy Tetzlaff, the city’s director of planning and development.
    That plan, however, called for two more single-family homes, he said.
    “The streets are a little curvier (now) and the lots are a little larger,” Tetzlaff said.
    In addition, he said, the wetlands in the development have also increased in size.
    The older plan did generate some concern about the size of the lots, Tetzlaff said.
    “I think this plan solves some of the past concerns,” he said.
    Bielinski’s lot is bordered by Green Bay Road and Town of Port property on the north, Tetzlaff said, and the proposal aligns with the town’s plan for that area.
    The larger lots would allow Bielinski to build some houses with side-loading garages instead of front-loading ones, John Donovan, acquisitions and development manager for Bielinski, said.
    He said the firm is looking at whether to build a house on the estate lot or sell it.
    While the property is a large rectangle on the northwest side of the current Hidden Hills subdivision, Donovan noted there is a parcel on Green Bay Road that is privately owned. The firm asked the owner if they were interested in selling, he said, but that’s not likely to occur.
    Bielinski will need to get permission from the Department of Natural Resources to build a road into the south side of the subdivision — from the existing Hidden Hills subdivision — that would cross a wetland, Donovan said.
    The company is ready to begin work on Hidden Hills North, he added.
    The Hidden Hills subdivision was recently the center of debate as officials considered and ultimately approved a senior housing development off Highway 33.

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