New law gives towns more say in development

By Darryl Enriquez

A new state law that reduces the leverage cities or villages have over construction in adjacent towns will spur developers’ interest in approaching towns about potential projects, according to a Milwaukee-area developer.

J. Michael Mooney, chairman of MLG Commercial LLC, Brookfield, said open land and high-traffic intersections make towns attractive to developers. But until Gov. Jim Doyle signed the new law this week, incorporated areas such as cities or villages could effectively kill some projects in adjacent unincorporated areas such as towns.

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