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Proposed housing development to potentially revive Olympia ski hill in Oconomowoc

Due to financial troubles, the Highlands of Olympia ski hill and the Olde Highlander Golf Club closed in 2013 and 2012.
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Posted at 4:16 PM, Nov 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-22 17:17:35-05

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — A proposed housing development in Oconomowoc is looking to potentially revive the former Olympia ski hill, according to our partners at the Milwaukee Business Journal.

The early proposal from Neumann Developmentswould develop 236 acres around the ski hill and build 624 housing units and add commercial destinations, the BizJournal reports. The site is west of the Olympia Fields redevelopment by Wangard Partners.

Neumann is seeking commercial users that could "breathe life back into the hill," Bryan Lindgren of Neumann Developments told the BizJournal.

"Things like tubing and skiing, we're looking for people that want to bring that back," he said.

Lindgren tells the BizJournal that the area at the base of the hill could have supporting commercial establishments such as a brewpub, outdoor retailers, or an events center.

Lindgren hopes to break ground in the spring of 2023. The project would take seven years to fully build.

Due to financial troubles, the Highlands of Olympia ski hill and the Olde Highlander Golf Club closed in 2013 and 2012, according to the BizJournal.

You can read this full story on the Milwaukee Business Journal's website.

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