Council Backs 10-Unit Duplex Project

A planned unit development (PUD) for a project with five duplexes estimated to add $3.5 million to the value of a 1.47-acre lot along North 15th Drive received initial approval Tuesday by Sturgeon Bay’s Common Council.

Paul Shefchik of PJLS said he intends to market the 10 units to seniors, with each unit being sold for $349,900, but they would not be specifically restricted to age 55 and older.

The project plans call for all five of the duplexes to have the same 1,224-square-foot floor plan with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a two-stall attached garage and a 144-square-foot patio per unit.

The PUD, for which the rezoning will be up for final approval at the council’s June 18 meeting, includes conditions that the underlying zoning remain R-4 (Multiple Family Residential) and tourist rooming houses, also known as short-term rentals, be prohibited.

City planner/zoning administrator Stephanie Servia said the PUD is required under the zoning code for the lot to have two or more principal buildings on it.

The duplex units would have a single driveway access off North 15th Drive, where there are currently no sidewalks, which are not being required with the nearest sidewalks located along Michigan Street about 400 feet to the south of the driveway.