Big changes are taking place with the former M&I building and Harry's Restaurant in downtown Port Washington, but developers are confident the new design will blend well with the city's historic feel.
Developer Gertjan van den Broek of Renew Port Holdings LLC, who also owns the Harry's Restaurant building, has been working hard to meet deadlines on renovations to the former M&I building, 122 N. Franklin St., after purchasing the property earlier this year.
On Tuesday, the city's Design Review Board approved plans that will add 18 condos and four retail storefront spaces as part of the renovations, according to an Ozaukee Press article. The design calls for the construction of a building between the former M&I building and Harry's Restaurant in the space where the bank's drive-thru is currently located.
"I think it fits the location," van den Broek told the Design Review Board on Tuesday, according to the Ozaukee Press. "Even though it’s one building, it looks like three or four or five buildings. That’s what makes it fit downtown."