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City, granary push for new deadline

The fourth time may finally be the charm for the City of Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay Historical Society regarding the Door County Granary project.


The two sides will discuss a fourth amendment to its development agreement when the Sturgeon Bay Common Council meets on Tuesday. Two of the three previous amendments dealt with pushing the substantial completion date back after it was initially approved in April 2019. The first amendment moved the substantial completion date to June 1st, 2022, and called for the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society to own the building after it was previously supposed to be transferred to the city for ownership. The third amendment pushed the date for substantial completion from June 1st, 2022, to April 30th, 2023. The fourth amendment that is up for discussion will put the date back again to July 31st, 2024. It also requires the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society to submit and get approval for its final plans, acknowledges the accomplishments achieved to date for the city and the developers, forgoes default remedies to the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Foundation if they can comply with the new completion date, and allow city officials to participate pre-construction meetings. The city is required to build a central walkway for the campus by July 31st and construct a portion of the fire access driveway.


In October, Sturgeon Bay Historical Society’s Door County Granary Project Manager Nicole Matson informed the council that the SBHS secured the $3.3 million in federal funding and that construction plans will go out for bidding with a start date of January 15th and completion in July of 2024. The Finance/Purchasing and Building Committee recommends the Sturgeon Bay Common Council approve the amendment, but it is still scheduled to go into a closed session for further negotiation.


The Sturgeon Bay Common Council will also discuss its fire protection services agreement with the Town of Sevastopol and a contract with Edgewater Resources for waterfront planning along Nautical Drive when it meets on Tuesday at  6 p.m.

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