There will be a public meeting on February 20 at the Elks Lodge on Buckeye Boulevard in Port Clinton from 6-8 p.m.
The meeting will be an informative meeting with Mike Rose, a developer from Washington Properties, to talk about downtown Port Clinton and the waterfront. Council members and administration will have the first opportunities to ask questions then it will be opened to public questions if time allows.
Rose is the founder and chief executive officer of Washington Properties, a commercial real estate development, leasing and project management company specializing in the renovation and adaptive reuse of historic downtown properties. For over 27 years Rose, a Cleveland native now residing in Medina, has built, leased and managed commercial and retail space in a variety of settings. He began rehabilitating residential projects in the 1980s and developed a passion for sustainable community development.
Rose founded Washington Properties in 1985. As one of the civic leaders concerned about the physical and economic deterioration of downtown Medina, Rose and his firm took the lead in transforming a shuttered, 88-year-old department store into retail and office space.
Rose has also developed a number of commercial campuses along the growing Route 18 corridor that links Medina’s Public Square with I-71. Rose then entered the Wooster, Brecksville and Orrville markets, initiating revitalization projects to bring new businesses into the central business districts.
Today, downtown Wooster features approximately 50 high-quality residential lofts that continue to be nearly 100 percent occupied. In 2012, Rose also began leasing the first market-rate condominiums in the city. “The idea is creating a metropolitan lifestyle with a small town charm,” said Tony Cerny, architect at Architectural Design Studios, of the Wooster revitalization.
More information on Washington Properties is available at www.washingtonpropertiesinc.com.