Port soccer field land to be sold for house sites this week

Ozaukee Press staff

The City of Port Washington is expected to sell a parcel of land it owns on the east side of North Grant Street to Fine Line Construction on Thursday, Sept. 20.

Aldermen on Tuesday approved two measures to prepare the way for the sale — approving a public utility easement and authorizing officials to complete the transaction.

Fine Line is purchasing four undeveloped lots at 1008, 1016, 1024 and 1032 N. Grant St. from the city for $125,000. 

Ald. John Sigwart noted that a plat shows walking paths between several of the parcels in the area. Since the city hasn’t developed these, he questioned whether they should be removed from the document.

The city hasn’t taken any formal action saying it doesn’t want to build these walkways, so they should remain on the plat, City Attorney Eric Eberhardt said.

“The city could still build them,” he said.

The city agreed to sell the land on the east side of Grant Street to Fine Line earlier this year after seeking bids for both this parcel and another on the west side of the street.

The land on the west side will be sold to Dave Pierringer for $160,000, officials agreed.

The city acquired the property on the east side of the road for soccer fields in the mid-1990s, but since the creation of the soccer fields at the Justice Center, the land is no longer used for soccer games.

The parcels were declared surplus by the Plan Commission last year after they were identified as publicly-owned parcels the city isn’t likely to need in the future.


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