Plan Commission’s action allows city to sell 44 acres of former We Energies land on south bluff
Port Washington is preparing to sell a 44-acre parcel of prime, city-owned lakefront land off Highway C on the city’s south side for a residential development.
The Plan Commission last week declared the property surplus, paving the way for the city to sell it.
If the Common Council agrees to a sale, it would be the latest in a series of lakeside housing developments approved by the city in the past year.
Already in the works are the Cedar Vineyard subdivision off Highway C and the Port Harbour Lights development in downtown, high-profile projects in a community that’s gone years without any substantial lakefront building proposals.
The Cedar Vineyard subdivision, which is slated for 227 acres south of the city’s land, combines 82 home sites with a vineyard and winery and natural areas in a project expected to get under way next year.
Construction recently began on Port Harbour Lights, a Franklin Street redevelopment project that will add 14 high-end condominium units and 10,000 square feet of retail space.
The city’s 44-acre lot on Highway C just south of We Energies has long been earmarked for residential development.