Plan Backed for Duplexes Near Big Hill Park

A certified survey map (CSM) to construct four duplexes along the west side of North 9th Court – across from Big Hill Regency Apartments and immediately north of the water-storage facilities at Lawrence Big Hill Park – was backed last week by the Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission.

Marty Olejniczak, community development director, said the vacant 1.6-acre site, where prior efforts to construct a multifamily development never went forward, was purchased by Lucille Kirkegaard with Bayhill.

“They have an idea that they think will work, and that’s doing two-family homes,” he said.

Olejniczak said the four duplexes totaling eight units will be lower density than what was previously planned for that location and that the developer is “hoping to keep these affordable and market them kind of as senior living.”

The CSM required the commission’s approval because one of the four lots planned for the project has no street frontage, and North 9th Court is not improved beyond the existing turnaround.

“It would be pretty expensive to extend that road and put the cul-de-sac farther south,” Olejniczak said. “That would likely kill this project.”

For the project to proceed, Olejniczak said the lot with no street frontage will have a 30-foot-wide access easement, and a shared private-driveway agreement will be created for the four lots and Big Hill Regency.