Council Approves Moving Granary Back to West Side

As anticipated, a majority on the Sturgeon Bay Common Council voted Tuesday to allow the city’s more than 100-year old grain elevator to be moved from its current location, to its former home on the west side waterfront. Aldermen David Ward and Seth Wiederanders opposed the development agreement and the plan to move the controversial structure from a private parcel to city-owned property. A donor’s … Continue reading

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Informational Meeting on Grain Elevator Restoration Project March 9th

A public informational meeting and celebration in honor of the grain elevator, formerly on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront has been set for Saturday, March 9th at the Union Supper Pub. Attendees will hear a brief history of the more than 100-year old structure and have the opportunity to meet with representatives of the firms that expect to collaborate on the restoration project for the … Continue reading

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Council Overrides Mayoral Veto on Granary

As anticipated, a majority on the Sturgeon Bay City Council voted to override Mayor Thad Birmingham’s veto of a recommendation on the donation of the old grain elevator to the city, a land lease and facilitation by the Door County Community Foundation. The vote was five to two, with Aldermen David Ward and Seth Wiederanders opposing the idea. In a letter dated January 18th, Mayor … Continue reading

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Public Input Will Play Key Role in West Side Waterfront Redevelopment

Several individuals from the Madison firm SEH were in Sturgeon Bay for the better part of the week, gauging public opinion on the best uses for the city’s west side waterfront property. Senior Urban Designer Eduard Freer indicated early in the week that the group’s mission was not to offer recommendations. Freer commented on the process… Freer indicated that concerns were raised about the tax … Continue reading

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Consulting Gathering Information for West Side Waterfront Redevelopment

An information gathering program is being conducted as part of the effort to the develop a new plan for Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront. The consulting firm SEH of Madison has been meeting this week with various stakeholders to gauge opinion on several levels. Senior Urban Designer Eduard Freer says the feedback has been pretty specific… Freer says the purpose of the activity by the … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Releases Survey on West Side Waterfront Redevelopment

The effort to develop a consensus on how best to develop Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront kicked off this week with the implementation of an online survey. Marty Olejniczak, Sturgeon Bay’s Community Development Director, says the survey is easy to access and complete… Olejniczak says there’s a relatively short timeline for submitting the information to be studied… The consultants from SEH will be available to … Continue reading

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Disagreement Continues Over Direction of West Side Waterfront Development

Prior to the vote on the grain elevator donation and move, several speakers asked the Sturgeon Bay City Council to give an ad hoc study committee time to gather public input on the best uses for the waterfront parcels on the city’s west side. One of them was James Schuessler, Executive Director of the Door County Economic Development Corporation… That statement, and others like it, … Continue reading

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Grain Elevator Gifted Back to City

Whether residents of the City of Sturgeon Bay want it or not, a majority of the City Council Tuesday agreed to accept the donation of the old grain elevator and its move back to the west side waterfront. The vote was four to two, and came after the council tabled action on the requests for a referendum in April related to the donation and move. … Continue reading

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City to Gather Public Input on West Side Waterfont

Public input on what to do with the City of Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront property will soon be gathered on several levels. Marty Olejniczak, the city’s Community Development Director, explains… Olejnizak says the consulting firm, SEH, will also spend two full days conducting daylong workshops that include small-group meetings with stakeholders, meetings with the ad hoc committee, and even an input gathering exercise from … Continue reading

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City Council Will Consider Multiple Referendum Questions

If requests for public input on referendum questions are approved by the Sturgeon Bay City Council, residents in the city will be asked to weigh in on the issues of marijuana use, and what to do with the old grain elevator during the April election. The council agenda for Tuesday evening features items that would gauge public opinion on legalizing marijuana for medical and personal … Continue reading

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