LETTER: Five-story lakefront building is setback for Port’s quaint image

To Ozaukee Press:

In response to Ann Louise Lorge’s letter to the editor in the July 15 issue of Ozaukee Press about the City of Port Washington failing to achieve the quaint image it tries to project, the city made a mistake with the five-story Newport Shores glass building. The old Newport Shores was a favorite eating place of mine and I was heartbroken when it was razed.

Several years ago, a letter to the editor in the Press urged Port to emulate Sister Bay in Door County and limit development to keep the lakefront open for use by the public. It went unheeded and the five-story structure has certainly taken away the quaintness of the city and the public viewing of that majestic lake.  

I lived in Port for 36 years before moving to Columbus, Ohio, and now we have to go to Lake Erie for a lake view. I hope the city will have better planning in the future. I appreciate Ms. Lorge’s letter and share her concern that the quaintness of Port Washington is being lost.

Judy Spagnolo
Columbus, Ohio


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