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13th St. Property Gets Multi-Family Zoning

The zoning of a 1.9-acre parcel on the north end of 13th Street was changed from single-family to mult-family, amid some concerns about the impact on the neighborhood.

A 1.9-acre property at 6939 S. 13th St. has been rezoned from single-family residential to multi-family, as the owner begins marketing the land to developers.

The Oak Creek Common Council approved the change Tuesday on a 5-1 vote, with Alderman Dan Jakubczyk opposed. Jakubczyk's district encompasses the property.

Some residents voiced concerns to the council, and previously to the Oak Creek Plan Commission, about more housing being a possible disruption to the neighborhood.

City officials say the change fits Oak Creek's comprehensive plan, and added that no multi-family building can be constructed within 50 feet of a single-family home. A developer would also be limited to four-unit buildings, according to a report to council members.

Specific development plans would have to come back to the Plan Commission and council for further review.

gerard September 20, 2012 at 11:08 PM
enough housing already. This town is getting ridiculous and you cannot get anywhere. We have not even started the Delpi and howell avenue is worse than 27th street. When does this stop.

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