News Flash Home
The original item was published from 6/9/2023 12:22:00 PM to 6/20/2023 7:05:02 PM.

News Flash


Posted on: June 8, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Lake Center Housing Task Force

Housing Task Force Social Media Graphic

On June 6, 2023, Portage City Mayor Patricia M. Randall, with the support of the Council, directed the City Manager to assist with the establishment of a Task Force dedicated to the collection of questions and concerns of residents directly affected by two proposed developments:

  1. Austin Landings: a large new residential development proposed by private developer Dale Kraker for a market rate development in the area bounded by Zylman Avenue, Sprinkle Road, East Shore Drive, and Highland Road to the north of Austin Lake; and,
  2. Portage Road/Lake Center Housing Development: a 14-acre city-owned parcel off Portage Road and Stanley Avenue that is proposed by the city to be developed for approximately 60-70 middle-income single-family housing units in partnership with city-selected developer AVB.

The Lake Center Housing Task Force is assigned the following objectives:

  1. Shall be for fact-finding only
  2. Collect and record all questions and concerns
  3. The questions shall be presented to subject matter experts for answers
  4. Shall meet privately until such time as all answers are received
  5. No votes will be taken
  6. Meeting schedule shall be determined by member availability

The task force shall be led by Councilmember Vic Ledbetter.  In addition to Peter Dame, Chief Development Director, the task force shall include:

  1. Two residential representatives from the Austin Lake area
  2. Two residential representatives from the Portage Road/Stanley Avenue area
  3. Two residential representatives from the West Lake area

The six residential representatives will be self-selected by residents of the neighborhoods.  Residents interested in serving on the task force should discuss this matter with their neighbors.  The names of the six selected residential representatives should be submitted to Mayor Patricia Randall via email at in advance of the June 20, 2023, City Council meeting.

  1. Follow this link to view the video of the June 6, 2023, Portage City Council meeting.
  2. Follow this link to view documents related to the Austin Landings development.
  3. Follow this link to view information related to the Portage Road/Lake Center Housing Development.

Published June 8, 2023, Modified June 9, 2023 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Spotlights

2024 02-24  South Westnedge Avenue Hudson Intersection

Lane Closure - South Westnedge Avenue

Posted on: February 23, 2024
Softball Registration Now Open_

Registration Is Now Open For Adult Softball!

Posted on: February 23, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 9, 2023
Website Bug

Council Capsule

Posted on: February 21, 2024
Black History Month

Black History Month

Posted on: February 1, 2024
PFM Now Accepting Vendor Applications

Now Accepting Vendor Applications

Posted on: February 8, 2024
RFB LinkedIn Twitter_

RFB - Water Service Line Excavation & Material Identification

Posted on: February 7, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 9, 2023
Stewardship Day Rescheduled

Stewardship Day Rescheduled

Posted on: January 25, 2024
Ice Rink Opening

The Ice Rink at Millennium Park OPENS!

Posted on: January 18, 2024
Utility Assistance January 30 and February 27

Utility Bill Payment Assistance

Posted on: January 16, 2024