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Oswego Village Hall (WSPYnews.com photo by Mark Harrington).

Despite concerns from two residents, the Oswego Village Board approved a new housing development, the first of its kind in the village. 

Called Avanterra, there will be 149 homes for rent, located at the southeast corner of Wolf’s Crossing and a future realignment of Douglas Road. 

On a 5-1 vote with village trustee Brian Thomas casting the sole no vote, the board approved annexation of the property, rezoning from R-1 single family to R-4 General Resident District, and preliminary and final PUD plats.  Recently, the Oswego Plan Commission approved the plans by a 5-1 vote. 

Darice Nichols, an adjacent homeowner for 52 years, spoke against the project.

In addition, Nichols had concerns about flooding on the current farmland and her backyard. 

But the developer’s representative countered.

Other issues were brought by nearby Churchill Farms resident Russell Pietrowiak. 

One mutually agreed village-developer provision would allow Oswego Police into the private development and enforcing village and state laws on the private streets. 

Rental homes range in monthly prices from $1,800 for a one-bedroom to $3,000 for four bedrooms. According to the developer, the rent price comes from fair market value studies, no government subsidies for rent, and renters with income in excess of $100,000.

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