Old Grain Elevator Structurally Sound

The former Door County Cooperative grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront is basically a sound structure, but some money needs to be invested in a number of measures to stabilize it for the future. A consultant’s report on the imposing structure was recently received by the city. As part of a concept floated by Vandewalle & Associates, the grain elevator could be an important element in the effort to redevelop the former co-op property, now owned by the city. However, it was noted that it could cost about $87,000 to stabilize the structure. Marty Olejniczak, Sturgeon Bay’s Community Development Director, says, unless the building is an integral part of a developer’s plan, there’s no way that kind of investment would be made to stabilize the structure…
Should the city decide that the grain elevator does not fit in with development plans that include such elements as a brew pub & restaurant, a four seasons market & waterfront public areas, the estimated cost to take it down is around $30,000.

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