Half of the $25,000 expenditure needed to create a market feasibility & business model study on a proposed four seasons market on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront will be made by the city as a result of action taken by the city council Tuesday evening. A community development block planning grant will cover the other half of the funding needed. The city’s consultant, Vandewalle & Associates, will put the study together. Mayor Thad Birmingham says keeping the process moving along is important when attempting to attract would be developers…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/N479.mp3|titles=Mayor Thad Birmingham]
Birmingham says other parts of the city, including Egg Harbor Road, are already showing signs of development…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/N480.mp3|titles=Mayor Thad Birmingham]
Alderman John Lodl voted against the proposal, saying he thought the study would be redundant, given the fact that a developer would do a feasibility study of their own.