Only a handful of residents attended the public hearing Wednesday in Sturtevant about rezoning the Sturtevant SportsPlex so part of it can house grades K4 – 8th grade at the Renaissance School.

Alan Acker was the only resident to speak. He asked if the school would be tax exempt, but President Steve Jansen assured Acker that Renaissance will pay property taxes.

Currently located between two campuses in Mount Pleasant and Pleasant Prairie, the school would consolidate into the one location if village board members approve the change from industrial to commercial.

The rezone is necessary because village ordinances prohibit institutional, church, and non-profit uses under industrial zoning, but those uses are allowed under a commercial designation.

 

Renaissance is a private school, and many of its students attend using state-funded vouchers. Lutheran Urban Mission Initiative (LUMIN) is the organization that operates the schools.

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