Group Opposed to Sturgeon Bay Hotel Creates Legal Support Fund

A group that is opposed to a hotel on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront has announced that it has created a fund to support legal action to block the project. The “Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront” asserts that the proposed Lindgren Hotel will be built on land that legally belongs to the public. It cites an assertion by Midwest Environmental Advocates that two thirds of the property intended to be sold to the hotel developer sits on filled land below the ordinary high water mark and is, therefore, public land. The city has contended that the Department of Natural Resources has the final say as to the status of the land, but points out that hotel, as currently configured, would not take up space on the land in question. The anti-hotel group has engaged the Madison firm of Wheeler, Van Sickle and Anderson to handle the legal action. It says it is halfway to its goal of raising $80,000 to cover the legal costs.

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