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Council looks to purchase school site, softball field

Developer Andy Dumke can finally put the wheels in motion to repurpose West Side School and the adjoining softball field if the Sturgeon Bay Common Council approves a number of items on Tuesday’s meeting agenda. The council first needs to approve rezoning the site from single-family to Planned Unit Development before giving its blessing to purchase the site. The sale price is listed at approximately $850,000. City administrator Josh VanLieshout says it is important to note that a lot has to happen before construction crews begin work for Northpointe Development Corporation.

VanLieshout says he understands the attachment the community has with the site, but also believes this is an opportunity to address the city’s documented affordable housing shortage. The Sturgeon Bay Common Council will meet in its chambers at City Hall Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m.

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