Lake County Commission approves new development plans near Lake Madison

Two final development plans and one preliminary plat and development plan were approved by Lake County Commissioners during their meeting on Tuesday.  

One of the Final Phase One development plans approved was for Smith’s Cove Development, located south of Lake Madison and northeast of Long Lake near the intersection of 238th Street and 461st Avenue.  The property is being developed by Dan Lemme of C-Lemme Companies and his son-in-law, Eric Johnson.  The area will include single family residential lots, as well as an area to allow for commercial or private storage facilities.  Johnson said the first phase will include around forty lots.  Discussion was held on where to put the approaches to the development, and Zoning Officer Mandi Anderson said that the developers had submitted a request for where they should be located to Highway Superintendent Nels Nelson, who approved them.  Commissioners approved the development plan for Phase One of Smith’s Cove, and authorized the chairman to sign a letter of assurance.

The other Final Phase One development plan approved by the county commission was for Southlake Holdings for the development of Southlake Estates on the southwest side of Lake Madison.  Jeff Heinemeyer is developing this area for single family residential development.  

Commissioners on Tuesday also approved a preliminary development plan and plat for Lee’s Addition, which includes the development of The Gravel Pit east of Madison for future single family residential use.  The property is owned by Lee Yager, and is being developed by Dan Lemme and Eric Johnson.  Zoning Officer Anderson said that they will be reclaiming the two phases of the gravel pit for the development, and there are two proposed accesses to the development along 457th Avenue.  



May 19, 2022