Rezoning Hearing for New Sturgeon Bay Business

A sewer-drain–clearing business is looking to locate at the southeast corner of South Lansing Avenue and West Spruce Street in Sturgeon Bay.

The city’s plan commission has scheduled a public hearing for Sept. 21 to consider a request from Andy Loch to rezone the parcel from General Commercial (C-1) to Commercial-Residential (C-5).

“The comprehensive plan does support this,” said city planner/zoning administrator Christopher Sullivan-Robinson. “It does show neighborhood mixed-use as the intended designation, and it does recommend a C-5 rezoning.”

Loch said he currently lives in Green Bay and is transitioning to the Sturgeon Bay area over the next few months for his sewer business. Rezoning the vacant lot from C-1 to C-5 would provide more buildable space, though he said he would also seek a variance to further expand that space.

“If I can’t [get a variance], I’ll get along with whatever I can do there,” he said. “I’m just looking to move my business to there. It won’t be a storefront. It will just be my operations center.”

Loch said he is interested in making the move to the area because there is no dedicated, local drain-cleaning business.