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.
[caption id="attachment_371236" align="alignright" width="385"] The site of the proposed Green Bay Trail condos.[/caption]
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.