Highland Estates: A New Vision for Pleasant Prairie from ZL River Development LLC

May 8, 2023

Highland Estates, an ambitious residential subdivision proposed by ZL River Development LLC, has recently received the nod of approval from the Pleasant Prairie Village Board.

About the Highland Estates Subdivision

Sprawling over 275 acres, Highland Estates will house 489 single-family lots of diverse sizes. Strategically located in the heart of Pleasant Prairie, this development will breathe fresh life into the central area, stretching between 93rd Street and 104th Street.

A Seven-Phase Development Plan

The construction plan for Highland Estates is designed in seven distinct phases, ensuring a seamless transformation over the next five to fifteen years. Starting from Cooper Road and 93rd Street, the development will gradually expand southwest.

  1. Phase 1: 135 single-family lots, 11 two-family lots, 42 condominium units

  2. Subsequent Phases: Introduction of more single-family and two-family lots

  3. Final Phase: Two single-family lots and 25 two-family lots

These meticulously planned phases provide a flexible approach to meet the demands of diverse property buyers, with single-family homes ranging from $400,000 to over $625,000.

Amenities and Community Engagement

Highland Estates goes beyond mere housing. With 32% of the land reserved for open spaces, residents will enjoy public parklands, wetlands, floodplains, and stormwater retention areas. Pedestrian-friendly design includes public sidewalks, shared-use paths, and on-street bicycle routes.

ZL River Development's vision extends to building all interior roadways within the subdivision, with careful attention to drainage and storage requirements.


Highland Estates is more than a real estate project. It's a commitment to the Pleasant Prairie community, championed by ZL River Development LLC. With an estimated build-out value between $400 and $500 million, this project promises to shape the future of Pleasant Prairie.

"We look forward to working with the developer to bring the project to fruition, attract more individuals and families to our area, and enhance the overall community,” says Village Administrator Eric Rindfleisch.