City officials and developers gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony on June 24 for The Bay Lofts, a 35-unit apartment building at 49 N. Madison Ave., Sturgeon Bay. The development is the first in the city’s Westside Redevelopment area. The development also includes 2,350 square feet of available commercial space along Madison Avenue. The development is supported in part with tax incremental financing provided by the City of Sturgeon Bay. Door County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Bill Chaudoir said, “This project is the start of something that our employers have been asking for. We are hopeful that it – and subsequent new development in the area – will help with our employers’ workforce recruitment and retention efforts.” The Bay Lofts is a $7.7 million development. The developer anticipates pre-leasing in mid-fall 2016 and residences will be available in late spring 2017. Submitted photo.