OOSTBURG — At least entry-level 50 homes per year is the opportunity according to the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation.
On January 17th, SCEDC’s director Dane Checolinski, spoke to the Sheboygan County Home Builders Association (SCHBA) at their January meeting at Oostburg Lumber.
In addition to the need identified for additional owner-occupied unit development by the Condo Study issued by the SCEDC and the City of Sheboygan, the SCEDC shared conversations with various municipalities on how they are willing to assist in land development through zoning, special assessments or TIDs.
The cities of Sheboygan, Plymouth and Sheboygan Falls, the villages of Oostburg, Random Lake and Elkhart Lake, as well as the Town of Sheboygan have all identified the need for additional single family/condo growth in their communities. The SCEDC encouraged local developers to take advantage of the untapped $13+ million market. Checolinski stated at during his speech, “I’m looking for the next millionaires that this demand will help create.”
Checolinski thanked SCHBA for the opportunity to speak to the group.
SCHBA is an association of professionals anchored around home construction. The Education Committee of SCHBA has become active and now working with area high schools to find ways to support and encourage programs to develop construction-based skills and provide pathways to family sustaining careers. The organization also holds the annual Parade of Homes and Home Builder’s Expo.