A councilmember who missed the last Sturgeon Bay City Council meeting would have voted for the Planned Unit Development that barely passed on Tuesday. Mayor David Ward broke the 3-3 tie of the council by voting for the PUD of the old Westside School Development. District 7 Representative Helen Bacon, who missed the meeting due to illness, told DoorCountyDailyNews.com that she believes that if the development doesn’t happen now it probably won’t in the future. She says she is in favor of the developer’s 40-unit apartment plans for the historic building and adjacent property.
Northpointe Development is in the process of obtaining historical and affordable housing tax credits from the state by next April to fund the project. The Sturgeon Bay City Council will need to have a second reading of the new ordinance approved at the next meeting on November 19 for it to be enacted.