Tuesday, July 10, 2012
As the building's developer is working to meet the deadlines set by the Port Washington Common Council, here's your chance to weigh in on what you would like to see there.
Patch wants to know: What do you want to see in the former M&I building? The property at 122 N. Franklin St. was literally falling apart before it was purchased by developer Gertjan van den Broek of Renew Port Holdings LLC as part of a agreement with the city. Van den Broek has said he plans to build apartments on the top floors, with retail space below. The next step in the process is presenting a concept plan for the building to the city by September, so now is the time for your input on businesses you would like to see there. After all, the new businesses there will exist to serve you, the residents of Port. So let everyone know: Tell us in the comments.
Monday, June 25, 2012
The facade renovation marked progress on a developer's agreement with Port Washington, and city officials are anticipating concept plans due this fall.
Developer Gertjan van den Broek of Renew Port Holdings LLC has met a major deadline in a development agreement with Port Washington, again averting demolition of the former M&I bank property. The work to rebuild the crumbling facade, which posed a risk to those walking near the downtown buildings, was completed by the May 21 deadline. City officials are now awaiting concept plans for developing apartment and retail space there. "We're very happy (with the progress)," City Planner Randy Tetzlaff said. "It was in pretty tough shape when the previous owners had dismantled parts of the facade," which he said had become a health hazard. Concept plans for renovating the buildings are due to the Plan Commission in September. As part of the …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Port Washington Common Council extends the deadline to demolish the buildings after potential buyer comes forward — time will tell if his plan will work.
The former M&I buildings received a stay of execution on Tuesday, and an interested local buyer might finally offer a solution for the crumbling structures. The historic buildings, 122 N. Franklin St., faced a gruesome end next week, with a demolition deadline set at Dec. 28 under an agreement between the city and building owners Port Harbor Investments LLC. But that agreement left room for Port Harbor to find a buyer for the buildings — which might have happened, a development that moved the Port Washington Common Council on Tuesday to extend the demolition deadline to Jan. 20. That date was chosen because that's the date by which interested buyer Gertjan van den Broek of Renew Port Holdings LLC, who also owns Harry's Restaurant and …