Man Aims to Move Nelson Garage

During a special meeting of the Baileys Harbor Town Board on July 27, Sister Bay resident Keith Clayton asked to move a stand-alone garage on the former Nelson Hardware property in Baileys Harbor to his own property.

Clayton has moved other Door County buildings to his property in the past, and the small size of the garage would make it easy to transport, he said. In Clayton’s opinion, allowing him to move the building could be cheaper than having it demolished.

On July 11, the engineering consulting firm Edgewater Resources will present a proposal request to the Nelson Property Ad Hoc Committee to have the garage removed. At that point, the town board will decide whether to move forward with the request. 

The town purchased the former Nelson Hardware store and motel property last April after town residents signaled their support during the annual town meeting. The town will preserve the site as public space, and its ad hoc committee is currently in the master-planning stage of the process. 

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