Muskego - Even though owners of the two properties have withdrawn offers to sell, apparently killing a controversial plan to create a park on Little Muskego Lake, residents opposing the park plan are watching to be sure that lake access involving the properties is wiped off Muskego's 2020 Comprehensive Plan.
About 20 people attended last week's Common Council meeting where that process was to get started. They saw the council vote to have the staff come back with proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan that could possibly remove notations about a lake park.
But opponents were uneasy about that word "possibly." They didn't want any doubt about the recommendation being dropped.
The council ran into another difficulty because the Comprehensive Plan recommends two sites for a lake park. One is the controversial site, but the other is on Lannon Drive.
In the end, the council agreed with Rob Glazier, Community Development Authority chairman, who said, "I think the spirit is to remove the two properties in the lake plan."
The council also agreed with Alderman Neil Borgman that the lake park recommendation should be removed from the city's parks and open space plan as well. The council voted unanimously to do that last week. Removing recommendations from the Comprehensive plan is more complicated.
The plan is to sell one of the two properties offered for the park, an attorney for the owner has said. The owner of the other property has said he wants to build a mixed residential commercial development on it and on the property next door.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- Muskego Common Council reopens one boat launch, keeps two more open
- Muskego to explore finance help for former Parkland Mall proposal
- Condos, stores may come to former Parkland Mall site in Muskego
- Muskego may expand drug testing to students with parking permits (1)
- Parking permit-holders might be drug tested at Muskego High School (1)
- Big Muskego Lake officials may request grant for stonewort fight
- Officials focus on stopping spread of starry stonewort rather than removing it
- Little Muskego Lake fighting starry stonewort on many fronts
- Residents say dam on creek in Muskego is 'jewel' and to leave it alone (2)
- DNR to hold information meetings on starry stonewort