First let me say there are no sewer and water plans, to my knowledge from talking with village staff and officials.
Back in the 80's sewer and water was ruled out as it was too expensive for the entire town due to hills and valleys and the pumps necessary to move water up and down. Ask John Kohl. So all homes are to have well and septic. Even Cabela's is on well and septic. That is why we have limited commercial, industrial etc development in town.
Sewer/septic was again discussed in 2004 during the Comprehensive Plan planning. A community plan was required by the State to be done by 2010. It includes 12 elements, housing, transportation, utilities, agriculture etc. http://richfieldwi.gov/index.aspx?NID=143
Residents came to meetings and workshops and told the town board where they wanted future residential, commercial, industrial etc zoning and maps were created to show current and potential developments. 96% of Richfield is designated as current and future residential. And will stay that way in the future. The process took over 1 year during 2003-2004.
Check this map at the village web site http://richfieldwi.gov/index.aspx?NID=145 notice the purple color. It designates current warehouse, business, industrial, mineral extraction areas as well as potential along Hwy 41/45 and 175. And along the railroads.
Not knowing what might come for the large tracts along 41/45, 175 and railroads there was discussion about did anyone want to live there and consensus was no. Those at the meetings agreed that was a place for the town to have future commercial, industrial etc. to offset our residential taxes. If you notice at Pioneer Rd and 41/45 the Endeavor Business park. That came out of the plan and was purchased for development.
LOW INCOME Housing - with Conservation Subdivisions as the only residential zoning available in Richfield no developer would propose low income housing. It would not fit our zoning nor be financial positive for a developer. 1/3 of the land has to be open space and each lot about 1.5 acre to accommodate well and septic. Not what fits low income housing zoning. So, on 100 acres you get about 33 homes. Our land is too expensive for a developer to use for low income houses. No return on investment.
Hope that helps. Anything that can rile the residents, and can be convoluted will be an issue of the RCRG and Hwy J groups even if it does not impact residential areas.
Any more let me know thanks for asking..