Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.
I hate to admit it, but it took me a while to figure out why VK Development would name the Ruby Farm/WTMJ project Percheron Square. The light bulb finally lit. (Somehow I thought the Ruby Farm horse barns housed Belgians instead of Percherons.)
Alderman Jerry Mellone, 6th District Alderman, sent out this email reminder today:
A proposal for the new development at the Ruby Farms site will be made to the Plan Commission on Monday June 9th at 7 PM. The developers are asking for rezoning to higher density etc.
You can attend the meeting but cannot speak to the Plan Commission. In light of the flooding of this weekend, I feel it is important to note the density of this development and the implications it would have to storm and sanitary drainage problems to say nothing of the added traffic to our neighborhood. Please note the traffic generated from this site will access primarily onto Calhoun and not Bluemound.
Your presence could make an impact. I hope to see you there. Please spread the word.
Commission to look at Ruby Farm plans gives a thumbnail sketch of the project. Fairly Conservative's Percheron Square, Brookfield, Wisconsin provides an in-depth look at many details and concerns I was unaware of. Take a look.
VK Development is
famous notorious for high density in their projects. People still are talking about Capitol Heights! It comes as no surprise he is looking for an increase in zoning.
If the ever increasing density of Brookfield's development concerns you, I would think it would be good to attend this meeting: Brookfield City Hall, Monday, June 9th, 7pm, Council Chambers.
Links:Brookfield7, Fairly Conservative, Betterbrookfield, Mark Levin , Vicki Mckenna