The Sturgeon Bay City Council Tuesday evening approved a plan calling for the demolition of four structures on the former Door County Cooperative property on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront. On a unanimous vote, aldermen agreed to move forward with the building removal project based on a plan prepared by the consulting firm of Ayres & Associates. The property, now owned by the city, is expected to play a key role in redevelopment plans for the area. A total of seven bids were received with the lowest, at $108,527, submitted by Ostrenga Excavating Company of Green Bay. Community Development Director Marty Olejniczak, said the process of razing the buildings will begin with asbestos removal…[audio:http://www.wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/N1352.mp3|titles=Marty Olejniczak]
A community development block grant is available to cover just over $41,000 of the cost of taking down the building. The city’s tax incremental district number four would provide the remaining $67,140 needed to tear down the structures.