The City of Kewaunee could be seeing a new housing development sprout up on the former Marquette School property in the future.
The city’s Committee of the Whole will discuss the proposed development when it meets on Monday at 6 p.m. It took the site nearly two years to be cleared for development after the demolition of the former school began in 2018. According to a release, the city is paying over $67,000 for the debt to demolish the school on top of the $7,000 it pays to cut the grass and shovel the sidewalks on the parcel. The city estimates the proposed development would provide at least $61,000 annually in tax payments.
Mayor Jason Jelinek encourages people in the release to attend the meeting or to contact their alderperson to voice their feelings.