Renew Port Holdings
Own a piece of Port History!
The objective of Renew Port Holdings is to use the capital raised from investors to implement the various projects which can help define the future of downtown Port Washington. Renew Port Holdings views development as a tool to revitalize the community, set the tone for the surrounding development character, and provide those assets that surveys and studies indicate are missing and needed. A key component of that development is the commitment to finding more sustainable ways of doing things. Anyone can tear down the past and start with a clean slate, but it is the intention of Renew Port Holdings to develop ways of preserving the history of Port Washington which is reflected in its buildings. Preserving select historic buildings avoids the loss of all of the emotion, history and associated memories when a building gets torn down.
Downtown Port Washington is also unique in that there are several parcels of land that the city of Port Washington has designated for development. Renew Port Holdings is currently involved with two of those parcels. The first, LakePoint Townhomes, is being constructed on a vacant lot on the east side of downtown, just west of the Marina. Located in the heart of Port Washington, Wisconsin, Lakepointe Townhomes has been designed for an adventurous lifestyle.
In the 1920s the unlikely location of Port Washington, Wisconsin, was the epicenter of blues and jazz recordings. Legendary artists like Ma Rainey, Charlie Patton, Alberta Hunter, Son House, BlindLemon Jefferson, Jelly Roll Morton, and Louis Armstrong all recorded for an almost forgotten record label, Paramount. Even more remarkable is the fact that Paramount was owned and run by a furniture company. One hundred years later, on the very spot where the legendary Paramount label was born, The Blues Factory is dedicated to preserving the Paramount story and celebrating the roots music of America. The Blues Factory, which will open on the Port Washington waterfront, will be a 24,000 square-foot cultural and entertainment complex housing four separate but interrelated uses.