LETTER: Quit pandering to developer, buy back land, scrap Factory

To Ozaukee Press:

Many of us citizens in Port Washington and the surrounding area continue to be amazed by the unrelenting ignorance of the Common Council in all the Blues Factory decisions. The project is a disaster waiting to happen and now they vote to scrap any further deadlines.  

Let’s look at the facts. The original developer, familiar with this specialty industry, leaves the project and a local developer who took more than a year to rent out his commercial building space in his overbuilt condo project is given the keys to the Factory. Deadline after deadline is extended. And no one on the council is listening to the people.  

Buy the land back, scrap the Blues Factory and take time to redevelop the entire area to ensure traffic safety, sufficient parking, view corridors, public open space, housing and maybe another restaurant.  

It’s time to look at planning for the entire downtown area and quit pandering to that one developer. He should move on—he made sufficient money off of the city already.

Diane Buckshnis-Tholl
Port Washington

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