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Washington Properties proposal Feb. 27, 2014

Editor's note: This is the proposal that Washington Properties brought to Port Clinton City Council on February 27, 2014. This is a proposal that was given after the public input meeting at the Elk's Lodge in the fall of 2013. Negotiations are still happening between the City of Port Clinton and Washington Properties.

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Mike Rose of Washington Properties gives special presentation to OCIC

Mike Rose shows the Harborfront Lodge design that was modeled after the Victory Hotel on Put-in-Bay.

At the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (OCIC) quarterly trustee meeting held Wednesday, June 18, at Schedel Gardens and Arboretum in Elmore, Mike Rose, CEO of Washington Properties, gave a special presentation to board members. OCIC has helped with the EPA soil assessment of Waterworks Park and, with the help of First Energy, completed an economic impact study of the development and revitalization of Waterworks Park and downtown Port Clinton.

“We have asked Mr. Rose here today so we can see where our time and money are looking to be invested,” said OCIC Director Jamie Beier-Grant.

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Meeting Mr. Rose

Last week a friend of mine, Grant McCallum, a small business owner from Marblehead, and I took the time to travel to Medina to meet personally with Mr. Mike Rose of Washington Properties. It is our opinion that Mr. Rose is one of the most professional and accomplished businessman we’ve ever met. Also, I found him to be one of the most pleasant and fair-minded businessmen that I’ve ever met in my fifty plus years of being in business.

Micropolitan Cities, as Mr. Rose describes them, are cities with less than 50,000 citizens. Medina and Wooster are considered Micropolitan Cities and have experienced significant improvement in their standards of living and also in attracting both small and large new businesses as a result of the vision, commitment and efforts put forth by the Washington Properties team.

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