Your opportunity to see the granary move a final time is one step closer after the Sturgeon Bay Aesthetic Design and Site Plan Review Board gave its unanimous approval on Monday. The former Teweles and Brandeis grain elevator made headlines earlier this year when the early conceptual design for the structure by architect LA DALLMAN received international accolades. The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society has worked to fine-tune some of the details so they could be presented to the committee. Some of the distinguishing features include big, open windows on the first floor, a translucent headhouse, and a natural rain garden. Executive Director Beth Renstrom feels gratified by the work that has been put into restoring the granary and receiving positive remarks from the committee.
Renstrom says they are now looking at early permitting to pour a new foundation and install the necessary pilings so the granary can move approximately 50 feet to its original location. The granary recently received an endorsement from the National Trust for Historic Renovation as a building worth saving.