You could soon see a little more activity occurring near the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Jefferson Street in Sturgeon Bay after the first of many steps establishing an eighth Tax Increment District (TID) in the city took place this week.
The city’s plan commission approved TID #8 during its meeting on Thursday along with an exception to a setback for the Muse development, which directly benefits from the TID. Plan Commission chairperson and Sturgeon Bay Mayor David Ward says this TID covers a much more focused area compared to others in the city, including the soon-to-expire TID #1 which covers much of the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park.
The Muse Development will consist of a music venue and school, an outdoor patio, public restrooms, and apartments. The Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission also delayed a decision on a conditional use permit for the proposed split of a single-family home into a two-family dwelling. Ward says the historic nature of the building, which dates back to the late 1800s, complicates the discussions surrounding it. It will be placed on the agenda for its next meeting.