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Third Terrace Becomes a PUD?

The following notice was posted to the City of Lodi website today:

The City of Lodi Plan Commission will hold a public hearing May 14, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. in Lodi City Hall, 130 S Main St, Lodi, Wisconsin. This public hearing is to consider a planned unit development (PUD) for parcels 321, 322, 323 (formerly know as the Lodi Primary School at 103 Pleasant St) and Lot 1 CSM 4125 for a mixed residential development.

Any person who attends virtually and wishes to speak about an item must register online one day prior to the meeting. A virtual meeting link will be posted to the meeting agenda.

Questions regarding this issue, the application, or plans should be directed to Stephen Tremlett, City Zoning Administrator.

It’s important to note that the three parcels are what us old folk refer to as First Terrace, Second Terrace, and Third Terrace.

What is a PUD?

Forbes Magazine describes a Planned Unit Development (PUD) thusly:

A planned unit development, or PUD, is a community of single-family homes, and sometimes condos or townhomes, where every homeowner belongs to a homeowners association (HOA).

You might find townhomes, single-family homes and senior living all in the same PUD, along with grocery stores, restaurants, daycares and office spaces. Within a PUD, you may even find religious institutions and light industrial buildings such as warehousing and storage.

The agenda notice only refers to “mixed residential”, but any construction on that property may require changes to zoning, and how the property is allowed to be developed.

Step Up, Speak Up

The saga of the old Primary School has been one that has captured the attention–and emotions–of the community since the controversial sale.

If you have an opinion about the future of the site, this is your chance to let your elected officials know about it.  I encourage anyone who has a strong opinion to sign up, step up, and speak up.  Do so in a calm, rational way backed up with solid reasoning.  We don’t need drama or histrionics.

Our local government is responsible to the will of our community.  They won’t know what that will is unless we tell them.

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