Apartments No Longer Part of Redevelopment Plan

Village President John Hermes responded to concerns from Greendale residents in regards to the apartment buildings included in the concepts meant to redevelop the municipal parking lot in the Village Center.

Apartments are no longer part of the Village Center redevelopent concept, Village President John Hermes wrote in a letter to Greendale residents.

in the five concepts for redevelopment of the municipal parking lot on Parking Street. 

Greendale residents Jackie Kraemer and Luke Huberty ran an unofficial exit poll by the door at the open house. They collected 197 signatures against the apartment buildings and 3 in favor them.

After hearing residents' concerns Village President John Hermes wrote the letter below:

Dear Greendale Neighbors:

One of the many things that make our community great is our commitment to making the Village the best it can be. Greendale is thriving, thanks in large part to recent development efforts and smart decision making by our Village leaders and input from our residents and business owners. The recent open house regarding concepts for a redevelopment of the Village Center is another decision making process. After reviewing several proposed concepts, Village Residents, as well as Village Board members, voiced concerns regarding the inclusion of housing options in the redevelopment concepts. On behalf of the Village, I want to assure you that we heard your feedback and it will be incorporated into the ongoing public process. Specifically, we will be working with our Plan Commission to develop concepts that do not include housing, for consideration by the Plan Commission and Village Board.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in the process thus far. I encourage you to remain engage as the concepts are considered by the Plan Commission and Village Board and to contact your Village Board member with any additional feedback. If you wish to receive additional information and notifications about future meetings on the redevelopment concepts, please contact the Assitant to the Village Manager, Ms. Sarah Jankowski at 414-423-2100 or sjankowski@greendale.org


John Hermes
Village of Greendale

Joan Borman April 20, 2012 at 02:33 PM
I am very happy that the people of Greendale were listened to. The only good thing about the $$ drawings was realizing how nice the parking area can look--- without the monsterous apartments. Joan
Bren April 21, 2012 at 05:47 PM
I think that is a lovely idea! We should be working to preserve the historic appearance of Greendale as we are the stewards of this generation. This Village board doesn't seem to understand how precious this district is. The more it looks like everywhere else, the less valuable it becomes.
JB April 22, 2012 at 02:30 AM
This is another example of troubled and little mind leadership of the Village.
Mary Postotnik April 25, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Anyone who has only negative comments - should then be part of the planning and concepting. It is easy to just say, "No". The hard part is coming up with viable solutions - that satisfy the fiscal needs of the Village and its commuity. I really wish there could be a more open dialogue. And just for the record, I am for the Walmart.
Neilani Hoefs May 17, 2012 at 02:12 PM
I agree also, greendale has always been a great community to live in and has great schools for children. By building extra apts would take away all its beauty. Thank you for keeping it that way


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