SEWRPC holds public meeting in Elkhorn on boosting area’s affordable housing
ELKHORN If you build it, they will come.
The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission say more affordable housing in communities with big employers or those with clusters of industries will help build a local workforce. The agency is recommending municipalities in the seven-county region—including Walworth County—make plans to increase multi-family and single-family homes on smaller lots in its preliminary housing plan.
Among its details, the plan suggests municipalities with sewer service should provide developent of single-family houses of less than 1,200 square feet on lots less than 10,000 square feet, and provide 10 multi-family housing units per acre.
Public meetings on the plan are being held in each county over the next four weeks. A meeting will be held in Elkhorn on Monday, Nov. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Community Room of Matheson Memorial Library and Community Center, 101 N. Wisconsin St.