Village residents and officials got a first look at concepts for new facilities locations and combinations during an Aug. 12 public-input session. Representatives from the village and Ayres Associates were on hand to discuss proposed reconfigurations of the Sports Complex, park storage and maintenance buildings, administrative offices, post office and dog park.
About 60 people streamed through the firehouse to view the plans, which included several ideas for relocating the administrative building and post office, potentially in a combined building on the Wiltse Property or at the park maintenance building on Mill Road. The public will have another chance to review and provide input regarding more detailed plans and potential design concepts during a special Parks Committee meeting Aug. 28.
Images of the existing facilities and proposed new locations are below.
The Village Administrative offices are located in this 1972 building on Maple Road, behind On Deck. Photo by Myles Dannhausen Jr.
Until about 2005, this space in the Sister Bay Administrative Building was used as a meeting space for village board and committee meetings. As the village grew and more staff was added, the space was converted, and village meetings moved to the Sister Bay Fire Station, and occasionally to the old village hall. Photo by Myles Dannhausen Jr.
The village is discussing potentially moving the post office off of Bay Shore Drive. Photo by Myles Dannhausen Jr.
Ayres Associates presented two potential configurations of a combined post office and administration building on the property where the parks maintenance building now stands next to the library on Mill Road.
A second location for the administrative building presented by Ayres Associates would locate the building on the east side of the Wastewater Treatment Plant on what is known as the Wiltse property. That proposal did not include combining it with the post office because indications are that the post office would not want to move more than a block off of Bay Shore Drive.
The storage garage of the Parks and Maintenance Department – often referred to as “cold storage” – is located next to the dog park, across the street from the Sports Complex on Autumn Court. Photo by Myles Dannhausen Jr.
The Parks and Maintenance building is currently located in the old fire station building on Mill Road, separate from the storage garage and materials property on Autumn Court. Photo by Myles Dannhausen Jr.
A proposal from Ayres Associates would consolidate parks department operations on the Autumn Court property with a new garage and maintenance building.
One proposal for the sports complex would put the ice rink where the little league field stands today to allow for a new, centrally located warming house and community center that would overlook the sledding hill, ice rink, Door County League field and a relocated little league field. Photo by Myles Dannhausen Jr.
The long-term boat trailer parking is located behind the soccer fields of the Sports Complex. Photo by Myles Dannhausen Jr.
The Sister Bay dog park is located across the street from the Sports Complex on Autumn Court, next to the wastewater treatment plant. Photo by Myles Dannhausen Jr.
The existing dog park includes a grove of trees. Photo by Myles Dannhausen Jr.
Ayres Associates presented a reconfiguration of the Sports Complex that would put a central warming house and community center in the middle of the complex. It would then serve the sledding hill, a relocated ice rink, Little League field and the Door County League ballfield. The area outlined in gray to the right is the Wiltse Property. The village is working with a separate firm to develop housing proposals for that property.
The Sister Bay Community Garden is located on the Sports Complex property next to the long-term boat trailer parking area. Photo by Myles Dannhausen Jr.