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Family enclave gets county  planners’ approval in CP

Updated: October 14, 2013 8:25AM



CROWN POINT — The Lake County Plan Commission on Sept. 30 gave its unanimous approval for a seven-lot subdivision about three-tenths of a mile west of U.S. 41 on the south side of 133rd Avenue. The address of the property is 11651 W. 133rd Ave. in unincorporated Hanover Township.

According to the petitioners’ attorney, Jim Wieser, the name of the development, Do Lasu, means “the woods” or “the forest” in Polish. He told the commissioners that since he is not Polish he had to take the word of his clients Peter and Linda Kozlowski as to the translation.

This tract of land is 38 acres. It will be the enclave for the Kozlowski family. When the Kozlowskis came into the planning office for building permits on their lot it had been recommended that the land come in as a Planned Unit Development. Peter’s father and brother both have existing houses in the enclave. No one but family members will be building here.

The roads are already in and the family has been and will continue to maintain them.

The Lake County Surveyor’s Office wanted a stormwater plan and was going to recommend deferral. The plan has been formulated and the county consulting engineering firm of DLZ has recommended a conditional approval depending on the surveyor’s approval.

That is what was granted. After Peter and Linda Kozlowski build there will be room for four more family members to build houses.



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