Appleton’s sign of development
APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – The number of single-family home permits dropped 5 percent in Wisconsin last year.

This is troubling because single-family homes are vital to progress for cities, but new home developments often get a bad rap from neighbors.

When people hear new housing developments some think traffic congestion or strain on public services, but what does a new housing development actually bring to a city like Appleton?

Karen Harkness is Director of Community and Economic Development for Appleton and she says, “new housing adds to our net new construction, which is an important metric for municipalities because that is the only way our budget can increase to be able to cover those services...   ...more

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