By Tim Kowols
The Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront hope a “win-win” solution is still possible when it comes to the west side redevelopment. Before its case went to trial, the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront were able to reach a compromise on a location with the same Tax Increment District (TID) for the hotel with developer Bob Papke. That compromise was rejected by the city. Carri Andersson, a plaintiff in the case, says the group offered several other settlement offers as well, only to have them meet the same demise.
Judge Raymond Huber ruled last week that the City of Sturgeon Bay could not sell the two disputed parcels of land protected by the Public Trust Doctrine. We have the audio from our conversation with Carri Andersson concerning the court decision posted online with the story and have offered the same opportunity to Mayor Thad Birmingham.
Map Courtesy of Nancy Aten