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Research facility, granary among waterfront ideas

A maritime research facility and the Teweles and Brandeis grain elevator could be on the horizon for the west side waterfront in Sturgeon Bay. The two potential projects for the property will headline Thursday’s ad hoc West Waterfront Planning Committee meeting. While the granary has been long discussed for a portion of the site, the idea of a maritime research facility along the canal popped up just about a year ago. Committee co-chairperson Laurel Hauser says fellow members Jim Schuessler and Caitlin Oleson have been in contact with UW-Green Bay about their National Estuarine Research Reserve System program plans. She says there could be a number of benefits if a facility could be established based on past experiences she has had elsewhere with her family.

The ad hoc committee will also give an update on its most recent ordinary high water mark ruling and the findings from its outreach events in January when it meets in the council chambers Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

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