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City of Port Washington, Wisconsin

City of Port Washington Department of Planning & Development

The Department of Planning and Development assists the Mayor and Common Council in the development and implementation of public policy relative to the future growth and redevelopment of the city. Staff provides support to the Plan Commission and makes recommendations on proposed plans and projects. The Department also conducts studies and prepares reports on topics related to the economic, social, and physical development of the City.

The information on this page is made available to provide up-to-date information about our Department. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

2021 City of Port Washington Plan Commission Application Deadlines and Meeting Dates

For submittal and placement on a Plan Commission agenda, an application and related materials must be received no later than the application submittal deadlines shown below:

March 18 February 26
April 15 March 26
May 21 April 30
June 17 May 28
July 15 June 25
August 19 July 30
September 16 August 27
October 21 September 24
November 18 October 29
December 17 November 26

The City of Port Washington is updating its Future Land Use Map (Map), which was created in 2008. This Map will be a component of its Comprehensive Plan, and the City will use the Map as a "big picture" guide to inform land use and development decisions. The goal is that such decisions are based upon public input and generally agreed upon strategies, which, hopefully, reflect the city’s vision, build upon its strength’s, and diminish its weakness.

Next Steps and Anticipated Schedule

The tentative schedule for finishing and approving the Map and accompanying text document is:

  • May - June: Post on website the Draft Map and text for public input for at least 30 days.
  • June - July: Revise map and text as needed and post in Final Draft format for a second round of public review.
  • September 16: Plan Commission
  • November 2 : Public Hearing and Common Council Action
To review the Draft map and accompanying document and to provide public comment, visit the Future Land Use Plan webpage.

Comprehensive Land Use Plan

Click here to view the Comprehensive Land Use Plan: 2035 Map Amendment.

South Bluff Development Proposal

Prairie's Edge

Pier Street Redevelopment

At its May, 2016 meeting, the Plan Commission reviewed plans for the redevelopment of the 300 block of E. Pier Street. Both plans received approval by the Commission. One plan presented by Engberg Anderson Architects is for a 44-unit, 4-story apartment building that would be constructed on the site of the former Victor�s property and the municipal boat trailer parking lot. The project is valued at $5.8M. View the plans here. The other plan presented by Stephen Perry Smith Architects is a three level, 11-unit owner-occupied townhouse condominium project located only on the municipal boat trailer parking lot. This project is valued at $4.3M. View the plans here. The Common Council review both plans and decide on which project and developer to work with.


City of Port Washington Committees

Plan Commission

Design Review Board

Community Development Authority

Economic Development

City of Port Washington projects

08-17-15 The Blues Factory Proposal

08-17-15 The Blues Factory Proposal FAQs

02-19-14 Downtown Parking Supply & Demand Analysis

City of Port Washington resources

Comprehensive Plan: 2035

Plan Commission Application

Zoning Codes

Zoning Map

Municipal Codes

Subdivision Control Municipal Code

City Map

Downtown Tax Incremental District

City of Port Washington Contact Us

Director of Department of Planning & Development
Bob Harris
100 W. Grand Ave., P.O. Box 307
Port Washington, WI 53074

Administrative Assistant
Judy Klumb
100 W. Grand Ave., P.O. Box 307
Port Washington, WI 53074





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