The Sturgeon Bay Common Council took relatively quick action on just one main agenda item that amended an apartment development agreement Tuesday night. After a ten-minute presentation of the Granary Update, the city council unanimously approved a consideration to amend the development agreement with S.C Swiderski for the old Sunset School redevelopment. The plan calls for building 26 townhouse units, and the amendment changes the subject parcel to a Limited Liability Company (LLC). It also increased the limit for lien or debt for the property from 2.5 million to $4.5 million due to much higher construction costs and a projected higher assessed value. According to Sturgeon Bay Community Development Director Marty Olejniczak, construction is expected to begin imminently.
The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society gave an update on the granary, saying that Phase 1 of the project for the ground level of the renovated historic building should be completed and open to the public by April 2023. On Tuesday night's final piece of business, the Sturgeon Bay Common Council went into a closed session regarding the acquisition of real estate connecting Grant Avenue and Sawyer Drive. The 66-foot-wide right-of-way is being pursued by the City of Sturgeon Bay through eminent domain proceedings in the past year. No action was taken as the council adjourned in the closed session.