Waterfront Hotel Developer Asks for PUD Extension

The developer of a proposed hotel on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront is requesting an extension for the planned unit development related to the project. Bob Papke of Sawyer Hotel Development, LLC says he still wants to construct the hotel if a lawsuit between the city and a group opposed to the project is resolved on the city’s behalf. Because of the pending lawsuit, the City of Sturgeon Bay has been unable to transfer the property to Papke. The city’s zoning code requires work on a PUD project to begin within two years and the one approved for the hotel is set to expire in February. However, up to three one-year extensions are possible and the city council has approved similar requests several times in the past. Staff is recommending that the request for a one year extension of the planned unit development be approved.

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