Three Leaf's scaled-back plan for 267 housing units on former quarry advances in Hartland

The village of Hartland is allowing plans to move ahead to build 267 apartments and townhomes on a former quarry site that’s less than a mile from its downtown.

The project’s developer, Three Leaf Partners, originally proposed building more than 400 units on the site but reduced the density due to financial considerations.

“From an economic standpoint, while still a very significant project, it makes it financially feasible from an equity and investment standpoint,” Three Leaf Partners president John Ford told the village plan commission last month.

The plan commission on Monday approved a general site plan for the scaled-back version of the proposed development. The site spans 45 acres at 700 W. Capitol Drive. The development would be known as The Quarry.

The project could be completed by the summer or fall of 2025, Ford told the village plan commission Monday.

There would be 240 apartments in two-story buildings, as well as 27 townhome condominium units. Rents would range from $1,492 for a one-bedroom unit to $3,164 per month for a three-bedroom unit, Ford said Monday. Amenities would include a clubhouse, fitness center, pool and a dog run.

Given that the site has many development challenges, Three Leaf is requesting $9.6 million in tax increment financing (TIF) assistance for the project, Ford said. The total development cost would be $90.7 million, he said in June, and the estimated assessed value of the development would be $58.1 million, he said Monday.

Some of the “extreme challenges” of developing the site include high costs for engineering, utilities, roads and construction, as well as environmental factors and interest rates, Ford said in June.

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Amenities would include a clubhouse, pool and playground.

JLA Architects

Three Leaf Partners is a Milwaukee firm co-founded by Milwaukee Bucks player Pat Connaughton, who also addressed the plan commission in June. He explained his firm’s philosophy on making an impact through real estate.

“This (project) is about trying to put more people into the city of Hartland, raise the tax base, continue to help the employment and really utilize and shed light on and highlight everything that is great about this community,” Connaughton said.

The project next needs approval from the village board, which will likely consider it in August, Hartland village manager Ryan Bailey said. There would be a public hearing expected in September and the board’s approval could come in October or November, he said.

JLA Architects, which has offices in Milwaukee, Madison and Denver, is the project’s architect.

The site is currently leased to the trucking company BSIT LLC.

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Three Leaf Partners would build 240 apartments in two-story buildings, as well as 27 townhome condos.

JLA Architects

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