After much contention with residents at recent Village of Shiloh meetings, the developer has withdrawn his application for rezoning eight acres from country estates zoning to B3 Highway business zoning on the Hartman Lakes housing development until after the multifamily zoned is complete on 55 acres off Hartman Lane.
“After discussions with the village staff, attorney Terry Bruckert, and our consultants we feel it is better to work on and complete our multifamily portion of the project,” developer Wayne Schmidt, owner of Green Mount Retail Center LLC, said Monday.
“Once that is completed, we will have a better understanding of the complete project and what will be needed in the commercial section of the development.”
Village Engineer Norm Etling said the additional time will be devoted to addressing some of the concerns and comments raised by elected officials and residents.
“It is a very responsible position for the developers to take after listening to the comments from the public hearing,” Etling said.
During the March 28 meeting, the Village Board of Trustees heeded the advice of the Planning Commission’s unanimous recommendation of denial, by agreeing to delay Green Mount Center Retail LLC’s request to rezone eight acres for commercial development of the new Hartman Lakes proposed development until more information was available. It is currently zoned country estates, and is requested to be rezoned to B-3 Highway Business.
A B-3 highway district can accommodate a wide array of businesses, ranging from retail to office space, but with lesser intensity than the B-4 zoning district.
There were about 10 residents, including the major residential opponent of the commercial portion, the Thouvenot family, who all addressed the board at the March 28 meeting, as well as the previous March 14 Planning Commission meeting.
However, the Board of Trustees voted to approve the housing development portion of the project, even though the Planning Commission earlier recommended denial of that, too. So, the Hartman Lakes project is expected to move forward plan is to build 152 ranch homes, 120 garden houses and 56 townhouses on the 55 rear acres.