Public Information Meeting to Evaluate Proposed
Oak Leaf Trail Extension in the City of Franklin
Milwaukee County is evaluating alternatives for constructing the Bike & Ped Connectivity-Root River Parkway and Surrounding Areas Project located in the City of Franklin and Village of Greendale. The project will consist of constructing an extension to the Oak Leaf Trail (OLT) that connects with The Rock Sports Complex, the City of Franklin commercial center and the planned Franklin/Muskego bike trail systems. The trail extension will be accomplished by constructing approximately 3,200 feet of off-road, 10-foot wide, paved asphalt trail through the Root River Parkway and The Rock Sports Complex. A new bike/pedestrian bridge will be constructed over the Root River. The trail will continue on road along Old Loomis Road east of S. 76th Street, with a short section of off-road trail connecting the end of Old Loomis Road to the existing OLT at the intersection of 68th Street and Loomis Road. The trail will be constructed on Milwaukee County lands and within existing street right-of-ways. No right-of-way acquisition is anticipated. The project is partially funded by the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) administered by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
The purpose of this meeting is to inform the general public, local businesses, associations, affected governmental agencies, and other interested parties of the proposed project. The Public Information Meeting will be held at the Root River Parkway Picnic Shelter No. 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on September 13, 2016. The picnic shelter is located at the west side of Root River Parkway approximately 1 mile south of Grange Avenue. This will be an open house style meeting with displays showing the location of the proposed trail extension and project schedule. Representatives will be available to answer questions. If you are unable to attend the meeting or would like more information, please contact Karl Stave at 414-278-4863 or email@example.com. ADA accommodation requests should be filed with the Milwaukee County Office for Persons with Disabilities, 278-3932 (voice) or 278-3937 (TTY), upon receipt of this notice.
Ballpark Commons Development Proposal
Ballpark Commons is a proposed mixed-use development at and in the vicinity of the Rock Sports Complex located at 7900 Crystal Ridge Drive in the City of Franklin, Wisconsin. The project encompasses over 200 acres (including the existing Rock Sports Complex) and is expected to have a development value over $100 million. A public hearing regarding the proposed amendment to the City's CMP and consideration of the proposed amendment to PDD 37 and to the City's CMP occured as part of the April 4, 2016 Common Council Meeting. Click here for more detailed information, status updates, and actions related to this development proposal.
2016 City Revaluation Project
The City of Franklin has contracted with Tyler Technologies in order to complete a City-wide revaluation for 2016. Tyler is the nation’s oldest and largest mass appraisal firm and has worked for the City of Franklin since the early 1990’s. They also serve as the City Assessor.
The last City-wide revaluation occurred in 2013. At that time, properties that sold in 2011 and 2012 were used to establish the assessed values. Property owners that have not made changes to their property via a building permit or had a change due to an assessment appeal continue to have an assessment based off of the 2011 and 2012 sales. Since 2013, there have been many changes that have occurred in the marketplace. As a result of those changes, the average property in the City in 2015 was assessed at approximately 93% of the market value. The goal of the 2016 revaluation is to bring properties in line with current market conditions. Specifically, that means to assess properties at or near 100% of market value using properties that sold during 2014 and 2015 as a basis.
Please note that an increase in assessment does not necessarily mean an increase in taxes in the year of a revaluation. Property owners that are impacted by the revaluation are properties that increase in value at a greater percentage than the average property and properties that do not increase at the same rate as the average property. (Click here to read the rest of the article.)