Hillmoor: Save it All!
Success! This community pulled together and stopped the destruction of our green gateway into Lake Geneva on Monday night. On a 3-5 vote, the City Council gave a vote of confidence to the residents and the people who love this City by denying the Ordinance change of the map.
Matching grant for the Wetlands: Wetlands grant Nov. 27 Council meeting
The next step is to Save It All! Will Freed and Fitzpatrick be part of the Legacy or stand in the way. For more information on future events and plans, check our Facebook page or Click Contact Us on the front page of our website.
The Comprehensive Map continues to list this property as Private Recreation Facilities with zoning of Rural Holding. It is much more valuable when the map is changed and unlimited flexibility is granted. Check out the current map (page in the City’s Comprehension Plan) versus the map submitted by the developer (click both links directly below). Their proposed map should give you a huge clue to the game that is played.
Letter to the Editor September 2017 Save It All – LTE
Letter to the Editor August 2017 – Saving Hillmoor
[Below is information from the previous map change request which continues to be pertinent in 2017.]
Lake Geneva’s Park and Open Space Plan 2014 (page 32 #7 states that the City should explore various means of acquiring land for parks and for developing park facilities, including. . .state and federal grants, conservation easements, . . .
And #8 talks about preservation and #15)
Benefits of Parks – Why America Needs MORE City Parks and OpenSpace http://www.eastshorepark.org/benefits_of_parks%20tpl.pdf
Terry O’Neal wrote a terrific piece for the Geneva Shore Report: Hidden Cost of a Hillmoor Development-12
Chris Schultz, reporter for the Lake Geneva Regional News, gives us some important facts and revelations about the project: Hillmoor: Greenspace or golden development opportunity
Guest editorial on Lake Hillmoor: Retention Pond and Crowdfunding