Twenty-four lots earmarked for affordable workforce housing could be another step closer on Tuesday if the Sturgeon Bay Common Council moves forward with a plan to establish the city’s 10th tax increment district.
The common council is being asked to weigh in on a resolution establishing the boundaries and approving a project plan for TID #10. The potential decision comes after the city held a public hearing about TID #10 on August 30th and no public comments were made. The boundaries are adjacent to TID #9 and border S. Duluth Avenue and S. Hudson Avenue. The TID will support a recently approved development agreement with Joe and Paul Shefchik of J & P LLC to create a workforce housing subdivision. Under the development agreement with the Shefchiks, approximately 24 homes between $270,000 and $305,000 would be built. The developers are open to restrictions such as the amount the homes could be sold for and limiting the purchasers to be Door County workers. Additional language has also been added to deter homebuyers from quickly flipping the house and making money on the transaction.
In addition, TID#10 funds could also be used to cover the city’s share of road improvements near the entrance of the Door County Justice Center.
The Sturgeon Bay Common Council will also get an update on the Door County Granary and decide on the acceptance of Nathan Hatch’s residence sculpture when they meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday inside the council chambers at city hall.