Village Board to Consider Approval of Southridge Apartment Complex; Rezoning of Scout Lake
The Greendale Village Board will consider approval of a three-story apartment complex with 160 units and “impressive features and finishes” including underground parking is being proposed for the eastern portion of the JC Penney Property at Southridge Mall at their meeting on May 17.
The development was previously approved by the Village Plan Commission on May 11. The property currently zoned for commercial use. Trustees will also review a resolution to declare official intent to reimburse expenditures from proceeds of borrowing for redevelopment on the JCPenney property.
Trustees will also consider a request from Milwaukee County to rezone land in Greendale that includes Scout Lake and other areas as a park district. Currently, the land is zoned as an agricultural district.
The request comes after Greendale’s Scout Lake became one of 43 parks across Milwaukee County that could be sold as part of a new state budget decision. The budget decision was part of the Bucks arena deal.
The review comes after a January 25 letter from Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele to Village President Jim Birmingham.
“During the review the County discovered that the Village of Greendale does not have a zoning district for Parks or similar land designation in its zoning code,” wrote Abele. “Milwaukee County formally request the Village of Greendale to amend their municipal code to create a park zoning district.”
The Greendale Village board will meet at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, preceded by the Committee of the Whole meeting at 6 p.m.