The Door County Economic Development Corporation believes some historic farmhouses in southern communities offer new opportunities for homeownership. The DCEDC housing survey was designed to assess housing needs throughout the county. While the survey didn't show shortages of attainable housing in southern Door County, DCEDC Executive Director Jim Schuessler says it revealed some homes that could be reutilized and preserve some unique architecture.
Schuessler says no specific plan has been developed to map out the exact locations of abandoned historic farmhouses. It is, however, being seriously considered.