By Tim Kowols
Two major votes are expected to take place during the Sturgeon Bay Common Council meeting Tuesday regarding the future of the west waterfront project. First, the council will vote on developer Bob Papke’s wish to extend his Planned Unit Development (PUD) agreement another year in hopes his possible hotel could be built. The council will then have the opportunity to vote on the creation of a Premier Economic Development District (PEDD), an approximately 40-acre area that can be created under state statute and yield the city an additional two liquor licenses. City administrator Josh VanLieshout said in an interview last week regarding the ongoing litigation with the west waterfront that the plans are good for the city.
Each of the three proposed PEDD’s located within the Tax Increment District (TID) #4 would include The Bay Lofts mixed-use building, the Hotel Lindgren, a proposed brewpub, and a planned apartment complex on East Maple Street. The Sturgeon Bay Common Council will meet Tuesday at noon inside its chambers at city hall.