The building of a new Fleet Farm on Sturgeon Bay’s west side is still in a holding pattern.
Sturgeon Bay Council member Spencer Gustafson confirmed this week that the paperwork by the city and the state had been processed already and that the Department of Transportation approved the intersection design plan for Highway 42-57. Fleet Farm put the project on hold with no possible restart date provided.
One year ago, the Sturgeon Bay Common Council approved the Fleet Farm project's development agreement and public improvements. The City agreed to contribute $425,000 (about one-third) towards the project's cost of a street intersection and utility improvements. Fleet Farm would agree to dedicate the right-of-way needed to extend South Grant Avenue through the property, construct the street, and install utilities. Fleet Farm would also agree to a minimum assessed value of $8 Million for the property for ten years.
Fleet Farm, which owns the land, plans to construct a 91,952-square-foot store on land annexed by the city from Nasewaupee just south of Highway 42-57 at the intersection of Grant Avenue. As of Wednesday morning, Fleet Farm representatives could not be reached for comment.