Sheboygan, WI

“North Town” Project Breaks Ground In Sheboygan

Sheboygan, WI – Van Horn Development, a forward-thinking real estate development firm, recently broke ground on the 99-acre, mixed use development project, located northeast of the I-43 and Hwy 42 interchange in the Town of Sheboygan. 

In the fall of 2021, the Town of Sheboygan approved an agreement for development that will include over 600 residential units, including mix-use apartment buildings, town homes, single-family units in pocket neighborhoods, as well as retail space, a hotel, office space, and a center for activity, featuring a play area and natural creative space. 

The concept of North Town is the first of its kind in Sheboygan County. The architectural design concept would be best described as ‘bringing the outdoors inside’ with the use of natural materials and daylight. This concept is clearly reflected in the lifestyles that will flourish throughout the village. The town homes and pocket neighborhoods will embody a distinct character and personality, while working together to provide interest and integrity. 

Van Horn Development is immediately ready to accept retail tenants for the initial 24,000 sq ft of designated commercial space. A “town square” will serve as a vibrant center for retail, dining, and professional services. North Town has been designed with the concept of preserving and enhancing natural landscape offering recreational use for residents and their guests. 

Entering their 5th year in business, Van Horn Development, LLC continues their commitment to long-term success by providing support in property development, management, and re-investing in key growth drivers: people and services. “This project started as a friendly conversation between Town of Sheboygan’s Chairperson, Dan Hein and me at the Sheboygan Lakers Ice Arena,” said Chris Merklein, 

Director, Van Horn Development. “It is amazing how far we’ve come since that day, almost 2 years ago. Working with the Town of Sheboygan has been an absolute pleasure. North Town is unlike anything else in the area, it will fulfill a much-needed housing demand and present a unique opportunity for businesses to thrive.” 

Van Horn Development and Town Officials are pleased with the strong start and are focused on the timely delivery of this high-quality property development that is synonymous with supporting the local community’s needs. “A significant benefit of having North Town developed in the Town of Sheboygan is the property cannot be annexed, guaranteeing the property and the development stay in the Town of Sheboygan,” says Dan Hein, Town of Sheboygan Chairperson. “The Town is excited to be partnering with a local developer who has a stake in our community. We are hopeful this project will kick start other development in our business corridor.” 

About Van Horn Development, LLC 

Van Horn Development’s mission is to provide support in the development and management of unique and lasting real estate projects. The current portfolio includes single and multi-family residential, retail, service, industrial, and storage. Our properties are designed, built, and managed at the highest standards – providing tenants with comfort, safety, and enjoyment. 

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