On March 1, the Madison Common Council approved a plat for a new 6-acre development just north of the entrance to the Cherokee Country Club’s clubhouse. The development, from Cherokee Park, Inc. (CPI), will be called The Turn at Cherokee and will have 16 residential lots
along a new street that will extend from the clubhouse entrance road on the south end to N. Sherman Ave. on the north end.
The residences are expected to average 1900 sq ft with 600-sq-ft garages. CPI intends to develop the site this spring. The proposed development is consistent with the Cherokee Special Area Plan passed by the Common Council in 2007.
Just north of the development, a new pond will capture stormwater runoff from the development to allow sand, dirt, and other pollutants to settle out. The City of Madison plans to route storm water from the wetlands east of N. Sherman Ave. into the pond as well. The pond will drain into the golf course’s ditch system, which in turn drains into the upper Yahara River. The final storm water plan must be approved by the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission.