Well, its over for now. I have followed this project since day one, most always in amazement that the city and its council never listened to the people, never relied on outside consultants and simply proceeded to the mayor’s delight. This is what this entire project is about, poor and improper communications with the residents, not the ownership of the landfill. Compromise could have been the winner.
You know who the winner is thus far? Cap Wulf. His unattractive building is now waterfront. I’d like to know who approved the design and architectural standards. Mayor Thad Birmingham ran his reelection campaign on jobs. Jobs and new businesses require affordable housing. As well this has been a major issue at DCEDC and The Door County Community Foundation. Existing new housing doesn’t accomplish this. Wulf Brothers as a one example, cannot find sufficient labor to meet its own demand.
Since the Westside is getting all the attention, lets have the city buy the old school building on the hill and embrace affordable housing by starting there. This is something the residents will support. And, guess what, it may have water views.
The City wants revenue, then why did they give away streets to Bay Shipbuilding. Unless I don’t understand the deal, the city actually did a deal which cost them money. I have advocated that the city demand the shipyard move the old railroad building. They certainly have the equipment to do so. How about Sunset park with a couple of railroad cars. Tourist attraction? Use of the Park? Of course.
We have an upcoming election, let’s get some residents on the city council who care, who do their homework and who listen to the people.
Thanks for listening.