Many residents may have noticed a flurry of development activity in Howard the past few months. Several residential and commercial projects have started construction, including the Toonen Properties Canterbury Creek Development. That development, generally located north of STH 29 and west of Fredrick Court, will include 202 upscale apartment units and 60,000 square feet of Class A office space.

On Cardinal Lane, immediately south of the Mountain Bay Recreational Trail, Lexington Homes is constructing 74 apartment units and sixteen “new urbanist” style homes.

The section of Velp Avenue, between US 41 and Military Avenue, is receiving new water, sanitary and storm sewer infrastructure. The utility work is preceding the road replacement and beautification work which will be completed in 2011. The beautification work includes installing 10′ wide grass terraces on either side of Velp Avenue, several landscaped medians, burying all overhead utility lines and replacing standard light poles with decorative poles. A new roundabout will be constructed at the intersection of Velp Avenue & Military Avenue during the summer of 2011.

On Taylor Street & Shawano Avenue, the Village is replacing aging infrastructure, to prepare for the US 41 reconstruction project (which will begin in this area in 2011).

Projects that have been announced, but will not start until later in 2010, include an Anduzzi’s Sports Bar (10,000 square feet). Anduzzi’s Sports Bar will be located on Lineville Road. Immediately west of Anduzzi’s will be a new Fox Community Credit Union. The new Fox Community Credit Union will replace its existing location further west on Lineville Road.

On Riverview Drive, between Cardinal Lane and Hillcrest Heights, Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin has received rezoning approval, so they may construct a 7,000 square foot medical clinic. The medical clinic will be an all stone & brick building.

Finally, next to the 4-story Woodfield Village mixed use building, the same development group will be constructing a 49-unit, 3 story urban apartment project. This project will include underground parking, and will meet the guidelines of the Village Center Master Plan.

For further questions regarding area development, please contact me at Village Hall (920/434-4640).