City Reviews Promenade Proposal

Public invited to Feb. 10 open house

The City of Sturgeon Bay reviewed a plan during its Tuesday meeting for the West Waterfront promenade, which has been developed by Cedar Corporation. Now the public will get a chance to see the plan and provide feedback during a public hearing Feb. 10, 5-7 pm, in the community room at City Hall. 

The plan includes a pedestrian-friendly waterfront promenade that would enable the tugs to remain along the working waterfront while providing water views and seating areas for the public along the shore.

Notably, the designers kept the Teweles and Brandeis grain elevator in its original location. When the ad hoc Waterfront Planning Committee unveiled its concept plan last year, it called for the structure to be moved to the Oregon Street side of the waterfront to serve as a bookend to the new Maritime Lighthouse Tower. 

David Schanock served on the ad hoc committee and noted that the council had unanimously approved the committee’s concept plan. He objected to the city disregarding the time and effort of the committee members if it moves forward with the Cedar Corporation plan. 

If the city does choose that plan, construction on the waterfront promenade could begin in late summer, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for late October. 

Shorefront Repairs

The city approved spending up to $10,000 for engineering work by Baudhuin Engineering to make repairs to the Sunset Park shoreline, which was damaged by heavy wave action during November storms. Revetment and improvements to the park could cost more than $450,000. 

The city is also investigating repairs to Otumba Beach that may be needed because of the November storms.

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