The Community of Bishops Bay: Breaks ground

Company: The Community of Bishops Bay LLC

Contact: Andrew Inman, P.E.

Phone: (608) 831-5500

Middleton, WI — The Community of Bishops Bay broke ground on its first neighborhood, The Back Nine, last week. The Community of Bishops Bay, a 787-acre master-planned development located in the City of Middleton and Town of Westport, has received increasing interest from local homebuilders and homebuyers as the Dane County housing market begins to heat up. The initial release in The Back Nine at the Community of Bishops Bay features 39 single-family home sites that overlook the rolling greens of the Country Nine at Bishops Bay Country Club as well as multi-family options.

An Official Ground Breaking Ceremony was held on the morning of August 21st. The ceremony was took place on the future site of Sam Jacobsen Memorial Park, which lies adjacent to the initial 39 single-family homesites within The Back Nine. The Ceremony was attended by many local officials that were pivotal to completing the vision of The Community of Bishops Bay. Middleton Mayor Kurt Sonnentag and Town of Westport Administrator Tom Wilson both highlighted the importance of The Community of Bishops Bay as it will add needed housing options, trails and parks and strengthen the community.

Andy Inman, VP of T. Wall Properties, remarked that ground breaking at The Community of Bishops Bay coincides with the ongoing recovery in the local economy and housing market. “With the strengthening of the local housing market and interest rates at historic lows, homebuyers are recognizing this is an excellent time to buy a new home,” said Inman. Housing starts are up 20% in the first half of 2012 compared to the first half of 2011.

The Community of Bishops Bay won the Gold Award in 2011 from the National Association of Home Builders (“NAHB”) for “On-the-Boards Community of the Year”.

T. Wall Properties is the Master Developer for the Community. The SWA Group and Vierbicher Associates served as the Master Planner. Speedway Sand and Gravel was awarded the construction contract for the roads and utilities.

Construction of the first phase infrastructure is anticipated to be completed in late 2012 or early 2013, with the Community’s first residents moving in mid next year.

For more information about the Community, visit, or call 608-831-5500.