Dave Reid

Ald. Bohl Pushes Commission To Deny Density

By - Apr 22nd, 2008 04:32 am
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A land division request to create twelve lots for single-family housing on the South Side of W. Bobolink Ave and West of W Appleton Ave met criticisms of being to dense and not being consistent with the neighborhood. Although this development is not indicative of the urban development happening throughout the City of Milwaukee it points out the divide between the urban and suburban parts of the city. Throughout the vast majority of the city you’ll find density numbers far in excess of 2.9 households per acre where in this part of the city local Alderman Jim Bohl argued that 2.9 households per acre was too dense for the neighborhood and therefore undesirable. Despite these tremendously low density numbers and evidence presented showing that there are developments in the area with similar density numbers it was apparent Bohl would push for less housing to be built on the site. The commission held this resolution to allow the developer to work with Bohl and the neighborhood on a reworked plan.

Categories: Real Estate

2 thoughts on “Ald. Bohl Pushes Commission To Deny Density”

  1. Oh no density? Seriously density? It’s not like they were super tall, super ugly, or on pace to be overcrowded. They were dense and built to accommodate that.

    I love irrational fear.

  2. Dave says:

    The funny thing about this development is that isn’t dense by any measure. And it even had a cul-de-sac which is right up Alderman Bohl’s alley (oh he doesn’t have any alleys) but maybe 1 household per acre is more his style than well 3.

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