County Board Pursuing Rehabilitation of Old Highway Shop for New Project

The Door County Board has decided to pursue the idea of rehabilitating the former highway shop on 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay as the new home for the central ambulance station, the senior center and ADRC. On a vote of 15 to 1, with five supervisors excused, the board agreed to move the process along to the next phase. During a discussion period that took about an hour and a half, supervisors first heard from a representative of Venture Architects about the feasibility of using the former highway shop. The consensus was that the building was structurally sound, according to County Administrator Ken Pabich…

Pabich says the estimated $10 million cost of “rehabbing” the building was less than constructing a new ambulance station and senior center in Sturgeon Bay. He explains what the next steps in the process will be…

While the Door County Board has agreed to move forward on the project, it expects to review the progress in phases each step of the way. The next step starts with the county property committee.

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