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Sturgeon Bay City Council gives warm reception to west waterfront planning committee recommendations

Recommendations to develop Sturgeon Bay’s westside waterfront from a ten-member ad hoc planning committee got positive reviews from members of the city council Tuesday.


According to committee co-chair Laurel Hauser, the recommendations reflected compromise among people with different views on how to develop the waterfront. 



Council member Dan Williams said the recommendations make a lot of sense.


Alder Gary Nault told members of the planning committee they did a great job.


Mayor David Ward noted the recommendations come with the unanimous support of all ten committee members and this he is getting positive reactions to the proposals.


The recommendations include reducing the number of tugs to be moored on the waterfront and moving the Teweles and Brandeis granary closer to the Oregon Street bridge. That would involve negotiations with new owners of the tug boats, Don and Julie Sarter of Sturgeon Bay and also the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Foundation. The historical society foundation has a development agreement that now calls for the granary to be permanently located on its original site which is slightly north of the location proposed by the ad hoc planning committee.

You can read the committee’s entire report linked with this story.

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