According to the City of Muskego's Facebook page, Michael Dilworth, developer and property owner of land along Janesville Road on Little Muskego Lake, is "no longer interested" in selling the land to the city.
The deal has been at the center of heated public debate since it was introduced last August.
The city has shared a letter from Attorney Gerald Boisits representing Michael Dilworth and Ener-Con Companies, Inc., states 'My clients have indicated that they are no longer interested in promoting and/or offering any land for what is known as the Little Muskego Lake Development, effective immediately. As such, we would like the "Park" taken out of the master plan.'"
In addition, a similar letter from Foley and Lardner, the law firm representing the Nanette Gardetto trust stated that as "the City now has decided to postpone indefinitely any action with respect to the Little Muskego Lake development project" they were withdrawing their interest in selling the property to the city.
Mayor Kathy Chiaverotti responded, "On behalf of the City of Muskego, I wish to thank both property owners for offering their property to the community in support of the City's Comprehensive Plan and Parks and Open Space Plan. The City further appreciates the professional and genuine manner in which both property owners worked with the City and Council throughout the process."
We are in the process of gathering more reaction to this development, and will update the story as more information becomes available.