Board Objects to Condo Project Design

 Sturgeon Bay’s Aesthetic Design and Site Plan Review Board is calling for revisions to the plans it reviewed last week to construct two residential condominium buildings at the site of a former cherry-processing facility along North 14th Avenue near Tadych’s Marketplace and Walmart.

Estes Investments is planning to construct a 22-unit and eight-unit condominium project with four storage buildings on the 1.87-acre parcel at 1361 N. 14th Ave. 

When the Aesthetic Design and Site Plan Review Board considered the building designs for the Crown Condominiums, the board didn’t object to the foundation work proceeding, but requested the project come back for further review with a new exterior covering, along with a landscape plan.

Board member Thad Birmingham said the building designs presented by Dave Phillips of Bayland Buildings were as “plain as you can get for a condo.”

Birmingham said he believes Bayland Buildings could do better, based on the work the company has previously done.

As presented, the building plans featured horizontal and vertical Smart Siding colored in cool gray and blue.