By Paul Schmitt
The Sturgeon Bay City Plan Commission unanimously approved to combine the Conceptual Plan Unit Development for the Door County Maritime Museum’s future plans for expansion including an 110-foot observation tower. The Door County Maritime Museum needed to reapply after three renewals were given to the proposal over the last six years. During public comments that lasted over thirty minutes, resident Hans Christian expressed concerned about the feasibility of a $4 million tower.
Door County Maritime Museum Executive Director Amy Paul says the tower will offer a view that can become a national attraction as well as an educational opportunity.
No action was taken by the City Plan Commission and Door County Maritime Museum final PUD for the tower will need to get approval by the Design & Aesthetics Committee before final approval by the Sturgeon Bay Common Council in the future, according to Chair Rick Wiesner.