Banker Road neighborhood plan to be considered

Posted by on Aug 21, 2021 in News | 0 comments

Banker Road neighborhood plan to be considered

FORT ATKINSON, WISC. – With the need for new homes on the rise in Southern Wisconsin, the City of Fort Atkinson is looking to guide the creation of a new neighborhood in the city.

The Banker Road properties, located east of the Fort Atkinson High School and south of Hoard Road, previously were slated for residential development featuring large single-family lots. The development fell through, however, and the city council seized the opportunity to purchase the parcels in 2018.

In 2019 and 2020, the city adopted a new comprehensive plan and a new zoning ordinance, respectively. These documents, along with the increased demand for housing in the city, changed the way city officials viewed development of this area.

In 2021, the city worked with its partners in the Town of Koshkonong to annex the land into the city and prepare it for development. This year, the city also hired Vandewalle and Associates of Madison to work with staff to prepare a plan for a new and diverse neighborhood on the city’s northwest side.

The Neighborhood Concept Plans now are complete and ready for public view and comment. The Fort Atkinson Plan Commission will review these plan documents at its meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 24, at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom.

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