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City Sells Former Zak Home

The city sold the former Zak home at 1317 Shiloh Road for $333,000 in as-is condition, with the contingency that municipal water and sewer connection occurs not later than Jan. 20, 2027. 

The buyer is Turning Point Door County, has been in business for four years. It helps individuals in Door and Kewaunee counties who have cognitive, physical or social challenges to gain the skills necessary to work, have independence in the community and live independently, with support as needed.

“Housing is so limited in Sturgeon Bay that the purchase would allow us to provide new members the ability to live independently,” wrote owner and CEO Timothy Beck in a letter to the city.

The home and several outbuildings sit on approximately 1.75 acres of the total 19-acre property that the city purchased from the Zaks for $580,000 in July 2021. The city purchased the property to add land to the industrial park, which has run out of space. 

The residential property is a legally nonconforming use in the industrial-zoned area. The property owner could petition to change the zoning if they desired, said Marty Olejniczak, community development director.

Editor’s note: This story has changed from the original to reflect that Turning Point is not a non-profit organization.