Regarding the waterworks proposals, we should all be thankful for the hard work and moving forward that the Planning and Selection Committee have done and continue to do.
We should all thoroughly examine and consider which proposal would best suit Port Clinton long term, for the future. That would be the proposal from The Stonehenge Co. of Gahanna.
One has to realize the condominiums proposed are just a small part of the whole picture. Also, they are not those of your typical, seasonally occupied type Port Clinton already has. These are year-round dwellings. Look at the Levis Commons project in Perrysburg. The residents and businesses, including neighboring ones, freed and flourish of each other, year round, not just seasonally. This plan also includes and embraces existing downtown Port Clinton. We will grow and expand from it.
Soon there will be five indoor waterparks from Cedar Point to Kalahari on U.S. 250. The "off-season" occupancy is far from full capacity, with even neighboring a large shopping mall, movie theatres and restaurants in abundance to help attract attendance. How will we fill a waterpark complex "off-season"? How will a waterpark set Port Clinton apart? Make us unique?
We should all look, really look, at what proposal truly fits Port Clinton and is best for the future of Port Clinton and has longevity.
Randall G. Lipstraw