Marshfield gets a little bit bigger
Acquisition of land from town of Cameron finalized
By Adam Hocking
MARSHFIELD — In a unanimous vote on Tuesday night, the common council moved to approve the attachment of about 92 acres of land to Marshfield that currently belongs to the town of Cameron. The action stems from a cooperative boundary plan and agreement between Marshfield and Cameron, which was approved in 2000 and called for detachment of the specified land from Cameron and attachment to Marshfield 15 years after the date that the initial agreement went into place.
About 69 acres of that land are parcels mostly north of Commerce Drive and east of Central Avenue with one parcel south of Commerce Drive. Those parcels would be zoned for light industrial use, which is currently the most frequent use in that area.
City Planner Josh Miller has described light industrial use as “low intensity, non-polluting, low noise stuff that really wouldn’t have an impact on the neighbors, generally.”
The other approximately 23 acres that will be added to Marshfield are just north of Heritage Drive and east of Central Avenue and would be zoned for community mixed use. There are three single-family homes that lie within this district and would not normally be allowed in a community mixed use district, but they will be grandfathered in, according to Miller. Miller said in total 12 residents — all living in the district that would be zoned for community mixed use — will be added to the city of Marshfield.
Miller has described community mixed use as “office space, retail trade, sales or service, personal/professional service, things like that, or something you generally would find along Central Avenue.”
The 92 acres will officially become a part of Marshfield on Aug. 24 this year.