Woodridge Acres subdivision officially opens in Prairie du Chien

The city of Prairie du Chien’s first-ever municipal subdivision is officially open. Woodridge Acres is located in the southeast section of the city. The nearly 24 acre development contains 36 single-family lots, which have been priced from $11,000 to $25,000, roughly $1 per square foot. The lots range in size from 9,600 square feet to 28,940 square feet. The lots have been listed with the three realtors whose offices are located within the city of Prairie du Chien:
•Kramer Real Estate – 203 East Blackhawk – 608-326-8108 - kramersales.com
•Ridge n’ River Realty (Remax) – 934 B South Marquette Road – 608-326-1600 - ridgenriver.com
•Welter Real Estate (Century 21) – 1501 East Lessard Street – 608-326-0800 - century21welter.com
All three firms took part in a draft in the summer of 2013, and each has 12 lots available for sale. “These lots are essentially full-service, with sidewalks, utilities and all necessary improvements already in place,” City Administrator Aaron Kramer said. “The future owners will not have to deal with assessments, as they have already been installed and paid for. The city has also committed to keeping the lot prices as affordable as possible.” The subdivision includes three cul-de-sacs and is located adjacent to the city’s latest pedestrian pathway, which connects from Woodridge Acres north to Bluffview Elementary School. Expansion of the pathway, through the Safe Routes to School program, will connect with the city’s outdoor aquatic pool, the new skateboard park and the Prairie du Chien High School in the near future. “The pedestrian pathway has proved to be even more successful than our most optimistic projections,” Kramer observed. “Eventually, it is our goal to connect this path with the proposed pedestrian walkway on Marquette Road and the Highway 18 bypass. We will have one of the more impressive inter-city pedestrian networks for a city of our size.” The purchase of the land and the subdivision, and all related improvements, were financed through the use of Tax Incremental District (TID) dollars. “No General Fund dollars were used to create the subdivision,” Kramer noted. “No one’s tax bills increased as a result of this project.” The subdivision is governed by a development covenant, which was passed as an ordinance by the city council in 2013. “The intent was for the subdivision to develop in a pro-active and positive manner,” Kramer noted. “One thing any potential homeowner or builder needs to remember is that any portion of the covenant can be amended based on the needs and desires of the buyer. The ordinance is very clear that ‘Variations may be permitted by the plan commission and the city where it is reasonably satisfied that such variations will be pleasing and generally in keeping with adjacent properties and not be a detriment to the subdivision as a whole.’ Our goal is to work with prospective homeowners, not work against them, but to also preserve the integrity of the area and the investment of the city.” For more information or to inquire as to which lots are assigned to which realtor, contact Kramer at 326-6406 or pdcadministrator@mhtc.net.
Click on the map above for a PDF version of the subdivision map
* The final lot price will include a $500 administration fee to be collected at the time of the sale. Any realtor commissions will be applied in addition to the sale price.
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ORDINANCES INVOLVING WOODRIDGE ACRES

ORDINANCE 2013-18
 (CREATING SECTION 18.12 (WOODRIDGE ACRES REGULATIONS) OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN)

ORDINANCE 2014-06
(RECREATING SECTION 18.12 (4) (ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL – WOODRIDGE ACRES) OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN)


WOODRIDGE ACRES