Hearing Set for Proposed Jacksonport Campground

A large contingent of Jacksonport residents is expected to testify in opposition when the Door County Resource Planning Committee meets at 1 pm Jan. 18 for a public hearing on a conditional use permit to establish a 130-site campground on a 21.2-acre parcel immediately west of Highway 57 and north of Bagnall Road.

In addition to the campsites, the development proposed by Cary and Cheri Lauritzen would include a two-story resident/check-in building, a 30’x40’ bathroom and shower facility, and a store.

The general consensus of residents who have already submitted letters in opposition to the development is that a campground at that open location would change the rural nature of Jacksonport forever. They also maintain that it is a dangerous traffic location, located at the top of a hill and on a curve.

For those who want to provide testimony but can’t attend the Jan. 18 meeting, written testimony will be accepted until 3:30 pm Jan. 17. Submit written testimony at the Door County Land Use Services Dept., 421 Nebraska St., Sturgeon Bay, during normal business hours (8 am-4 pm). You can also fax your testimony to 920.746.2387. Anonymous correspondence will not be accepted.

The hearing will be held in Room C-102 of the Door County Government Center, 421 Nebraska St., Sturgeon Bay.

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