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Plan for proposed Green Bay Trail Condominiums moves forward

PLEASANT PRAIRIE — Preliminary plans for 20 multi-unit condominiums at the southeast corner of Old Green Bay Road and 104th Street will move forward after Plan Commission approval Monday night.

Kenosha-based Harpe Development LLC, which owns four lots on 14 acres east of Old Green Bay Road and south of 104th Street (Highway 165), intends to construct six, three-unit and 14, two-unit buildings known as the Green Bay Trail Condominiums in the Lakewood Neighborhood.

Last month, the Village Board approved conceptual plans for the development, which is expected to break ground this spring and is anticipated to be completed within the next two or three years, according to Community Development Director Jean Werbie-Harris. The plans are expected to go before the Village Board on March 4.

According to the plans, the two-unit buildings will be ranch-style condos with an attached two-car garage and a full basement. There will be 1,626-square-foot units with two bedrooms and two baths, as well as 1,691-square-foot units with three bedrooms and two baths.

The three-unit buildings will have two stories each, with two of the units designed as a ranch-style offering with a three-car attached garage, full basements and two bedrooms and two baths. One unit will be 1,617 square feet and the other will be 1,629 square feet.

The upper unit will have 2,276 square feet of living space on the second floor and an entry foyer with extra storage space on the first floor. The upper unit will include a two-car, extra-deep attached garage, three bedrooms, two baths, an office and a covered deck.

Previous plans for site

Previously, in 2007, the Village Board approved plans for a larger, if not more dense, condominium development that, due to the economic recession, never was built.

Vintage Parc Condominium Development had proposed three, six-unit buildings and 12, four-unit buildings. During the conceptual planning stage, the comprehensive plan accommodating Harpe’s development was changed to reflect a new layout, which reduced the number of condominium units from 66 to 46.

Developer Dustin Harpe told the board the company has a similar development underway in Rochester in Racine County and believes the Green Bay Trail development will be successful.

“We’ve already seen quite a bit of activity,” he said referring to interest from prospective buyers.

The two-unit condos are expected to start at $299,000 with larger three-unit condos priced at $349,000 and monthly homeowner fees ranging from $200 to $220 that will include water, garbage and snow removal, among other services.

Harpe Development’s plan for 46 Pleasant Prairie condos wins approval

By Nick Williams – Reporter, Milwaukee Business Journal
Jan 23, 2019, 4:50pm EST

A proposal to deliver 46 condominiums to Pleasant Prairie took a step further this week as village officials approved plans by Kenosha-based Harpe Development.

Pleasant Prairie’s Village Board on Monday approved a conceptual plan for Green Bay Trail Condominiums to be built at the southeast corner of Old Green Bay Road and 104th Street.

Green Bay Trail will consist of 20 buildings. It will be split into six buildings of three, attached condominiums and 14 buildings of two, attached and ranch-style condos. The condos have six-inch thick walls with sound insulation in between, said Dustin Harpe, owner of Harpe Development.

Each condominium has two bedrooms and costs $299,900. There is a three-bedroom penthouse model priced at $349,900.

The condos include attached garages, full basements and stone fireplaces. The three-unit buildings will be two stories tall, with the third unit on the second floor. Two of those units will be ranch style with a three-car attached garage. The second floor home will have a two-car attached garage.

Dustin Harpe of Harpe Development anticipates beginning construction in May 2019.
More than a decade ago, the village board approved a similar project for condominiums on the same parcel, according to the village. Infrastructure construction began and some public improvements were installed, including underground utilities. The project stalled and was never completed. Green Bay Trail will use as much of the existing infrastructure that was installed as possible, per the village.

Village Board approves conceptual plans for Green Bay Trail condominiums
By TERRY FLORES [email protected] Jan 22, 2019

PLEASANT PRAIRIE — The Village Board on Monday approved conceptual plans for 20 multi-unit condominium buildings at the southeast corner of Old Green Bay Road and 104th Street (Highway 165).

Harpe Development LLC, owner of the vacant properties there, is proposing to construct six, three-unit condominium buildings and 14, two-unit condominium buildings to be known as Green Bay Trail Condominiums in the Lakewood Neighborhood.

According to the plans, the two-unit buildings will be ranch-style dwellings with an attached two-car garage and a full basement. There will be 1,626-square-foot units with two bedrooms and two baths as well as 1,691-square-foot units with three bedrooms and two baths.

The three-unit buildings will be two stories each. Two of the units will be ranch style with a three-car attached garage and full basements. One unit will be 1,617 square feet and the other will be 1,629 square feet.

The third unit will be on the second floor with a two-car attached garage. It will have 2,276 square feet of living space on the second floor and an entry foyer with extra storage space on the first floor. It will include a two-car, extra-deep attached garage, three bedrooms, two baths, an office and a covered deck.

Harpe anticipates starting construction this spring and expects the development to be completed in the next two to three years.

In 2007, the board approved the Vintage Parc Condominium development for the site, which included three, six-unit buildings and 12, four-unit buildings. However, no condominiums were built due to economic downturn.

For the Green Bay Trail development, the comprehensive plan was changed to reflect the new layout including a decrease in the number of condominium units from 66 to 46.

The Vintage Parc developer began partial grading, infrastructure and public improvements. The new development proposes to use as much of the existing infrastructure installed.

Village officials said Harpe will be seeking additional project approvals in the coming months.

Green Bay Trail condominium project advances
By TERRY FLORES [email protected] Jan 15, 2019

PLEASANT PRAIRIE — A developer’s plans for 20 multi-unit condominium buildings at Old Green Bay Road and 104th Street (Highway 165) will move forward after the Plan Commission approved the conceptual plans for the proposed project.

After a public hearing, the commission voted 7-0 Monday night in favor of the proposal which calls for the construction of six, three-unit buildings and 14, two-unit buildings, known collectively as the Green Bay Trail Condominiums, in the Lakewood Neighborhood.

The commission also approved a comprehensive plan amendment, which included a reduction on the number of condominium units.

The project, proposed by Kenosha-based Harpe Development LLC, is expected to come before the Village Board for consideration Monday.

Condo details
According to the plans, the two-unit buildings will be ranch-style condos with an attached two-car garage and a full basement. There will be 1,626-square-foot units with two bedrooms and two baths as well as 1,691-square-foot units with three bedrooms and two baths.

The three-unit buildings will be two stories each with two of the units designed as a ranch-style offering with a three-car attached garage, full basements and two bedrooms and two baths. One unit will be 1,617 square feet and the other will be 1,629 square feet.

The upper unit will have 2,276 square feet of living space on the second floor and an entry foyer with extra storage space on the first floor. The upper unit will include a two-car, extra-deep attached garage, three bedrooms, two baths, an office and a covered deck.
Start this spring

Community Development Director Jean Werbie-Harris said Harpe anticipates starting construction this spring and expects the development to be completed in the next two to three years.

The neighborhood plan at Lakewood originally called for a different development. In 2007, the Village Board approved the Vintage Parc Condominium development, which included three, six-unit buildings and 12, four-unit buildings. However, due to the economic recession in the years that followed, the development never materialized.

For the proposed new development, the comprehensive plan was changed to reflect the new layout, which included reducing the number of condominium units from 66 to 46, Werbie-Harris said.

Previously, the developer of the first condominium project began partial grading, infrastructure and public improvements, and as a part of the developer’s agreement paid the village just over $187,400 to be used to widen the intersection at Old Green Bay Road and Highway 165, she said.
Werbie-Harris said that work is expected to take place as early as late spring as part of the Main Street Market development, a 22-acre parcel at Green Bay Road and 104th Street, which includes Froedtert South.

46 condo units proposed in Pleasant Prairie

Construction could begin in May or June
by Alex Zank January 15, 2019, 12:54 PM

A Kenosha developer has plans to build a total of 46 condo units at the southeast corner of Old Green Bay Road and Highway 165 in Pleasant Prairie.

Plans submitted to the village call for six three-unit buildings and 14 two-unit buildings. The development is known as the Green Bay Trail Condominiums.
Construction of the 20 side-by-side condo buildings would begin sometime in late May or early June, assuming the project receives all necessary village approvals, said Dustin Harpe, owner of Kenosha-based Harpe Development.

Harpe said he’s pursuing the project because there is a lack of supply of this particular type of condo building in the area. He noted there already appears to be strong preliminary interest.

“Pleasant Prairie doesn’t really have much by the way of side-by-side condos,” Harpe said.

Harpe said three or four condos could be pre-signed by the end of the week.

The project is actually a reduction of 20 units relative to plans from 2009, which called for a 66-unit condo development at the same site. Because of this, infrastructure has already been built on the site, and would only need minor changes before the modified condo buildings could go up.

Harpe said 10 years ago he had originally planned for the buildings to hold either four or six units each, though it is now appears that the side-by-side condos sell a lot better.

“The demand and the price just doesn’t seem to be there yet (for four- and six-unit buildings),” he said.