Highlands at Netherwood

The plan for the Highlands at Netherwood neighborhood includes 125 single-family homes, 14 townhomes and 25 single-family detached condominium units.

A rezone that would allow a 161-unit housing development on the village’s west side is up for consideration at Thursday’s Planning Commission meeting.

The 74-acre Highlands of Netherwood development, mostly single-family homes with some multi-family mixed in, would be located between County Hwy. CC and West Netherwood Road, to the west of Bergamont Boulevard. The land would require annexation from the Town of Oregon, and a regional body has approved the extension of sewer service to the development.

Thursday’s meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall, includes a public hearing on the rezoning request and recommendations to the Village Board on annexation, the rezone and the final plat for the project.

The project was first brought to the Commission last October for a conceptual discussion, and received approval of its preliminary plat last month.

The neighborhood, which is expected to be built in phases, would feature a “coving concept” with curved roads throughout and cul-de-sacs, which are not typically favored by the village. But commissioners had positive comments for the idea in October during the conceptual presentation.

As part of the final plat approval, the commission will also consider the developer’s proposal to include a 5.4-acre park within the development and four public trail areas around the village. The developer is also likely to have to pay around $52,000 as a fee-in-lieu of parkland dedication, as the neighborhood park and trial areas will not meet the village’s minimum requirement for dedication.

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