The conversion of the old west side school in Sturgeon Bay into an apartment complex will take more than two years to complete. The process will require needed permits and eventual purchase of the property by Northpointe Development in Oshkosh. Developer Andy Dumke says the plan is to obtain state historic tax credits and workforce housing credits with hopes to break ground in 2020. He says plans are to maintain some of the historical items still inside the old school and start renting in the fall of 2021.
Dumke says the roof that had been leaking has been temporarily fixed to prevent any further deterioration. He estimates that the monthly rent for the apartments will be in the $750 to $950 range. The three-story building will house 10 apartments while the addition being built will add another 30 units to the complex. The west side ballfield south of the school will have to be removed for the additional expansion making the 40-unit apartment project financially viable, according to Dumpke.