The first single-family homes at Kettle Park West got the green light Tuesday, June 25.

The Common Council approved the final plat and certified survey map for KPW’s North Addition, which features 18 single family homes in the northern part of the development on Stoughton’s west side.

A public hearing has been set for Aug. 13 to discuss the comprehensive plan amendment that would be necessary to adjust the zoning for that area.

The initial plan for that part of the development was mostly apartments, but it has shifted over the last several months as the council emphasized a desire for single-family homes with an access road between them. The park, which was originally in the middle of this portion of the development, has moved to the western edge.

Future plans include a connection to Hwy. 138, including an extension of Oak Opening Drive.

Mayor Tim Swadley said at the June 25 council meeting the developer, Forward Development Group, had formally submitted a request for taxpayer assistance in the form of tax-increment financing, but city staff had not yet reviewed it. Several alders have indicated over the past year they would not support additional TIF for the Kettle Park West development, which was the beneficiary of a $5 million TIF package in 2015 that brought a Walmart Supercenter.

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