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Sturgeon Bay Council Approves Zoning Change for Proposed Waterfront Hotel


There was much less intensity surrounding a Sturgeon Bay City Council vote on a zoning matter involving a proposed waterfront hotel Tuesday evening. The crowd at the fire department truck bay was smaller and less boisterous. The applause was polite, there were no standing ovations, and no one turning their backs on the city council. In short, everyone in the room knew, or should have … Continue reading

State Rep. Kitchens to Hold Area Listening Sessions on Proposed State Budget


State Representastive Joel Kitchens has scheduled two local listening sessions to gauge public opinion on the proposed 2015-2017 state budget. The Sturgeon Bay Republican will meet with constituents at the Sturgeon Bay Library, from 10-11AM, on Friday, February 27th. That afternoon, from 1-2PM, Kitchens will be at Algoma City Hall for a similar session. He has called the governor’s proposed biennial budget a starting point … Continue reading

Public Hearing on Duluth Avenue Improvements Thursday


The Door County Highway Department, along with the City of Sturgeon Bay, has scheduled a public hearing to discuss the design and environmental aspects of proposed improvements on County C(Duluth Avenue) in Sturgeon Bay. The public meeting is planned for Thursday(February 19th), from 5-7PM, at the City Hall Community Room at 421 Michigan Street. The project will include replacing the pavement and adding sidewalk from … Continue reading

Partial Opening of Snowmobile Trails


As of Monday (2/16/15) the Northern section of the Door County Snowmobile trails will open.  The Northern section is from Maple Tree Road / Kangaroo Beach Road (Egg Harbor to Baileys Harbor) North to Gills Rock area. Conditions are reported to be from poor to fair. All other sections  of the Door County snowmobile trails remain closed at this time.  For the most up to … Continue reading

Sturgeon Bay Road Projects to be Considered Tuesday


A recommendation for road projects in Sturgeon Bay this year will be presented to the city’s Board of Public Works Tuesday at 5:30PM. The meeting will be held in the truck bay at the Sturgeon Bay Fire Station at city hall. The Paser Rating System is used to determine which streets are most in need of repair over a five year period. City Engineer Tony … Continue reading

Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Redevelopment Authority Meets Monday


It’s a fairly lengthy agenda for Monday’s meeting of the Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Redevelopment authority and most of the items have to do with some aspect of west side development. The seven person committee will consider a proposal for redeveloping the former Harbor Place site at 49 North Madison Avenue, selection of an engineering consultant for a tugboat relocation study, the authorization of requests for … Continue reading

More to West Side Redevelopment Than Proposed Hotel


With so much emphasis on a proposed hotel on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront, it’s possible to lose sight that efforts are on-going with regard to other segments of Sturgeon Bay’s west side development. Case in point, City Community Development Director, Marty Olejniczak, spent time with a Madison developer Thursday talking about a project that could be built on the Harbor Place parcel, site of … Continue reading