By Paul Schmitt
The future development of the former granary building on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront is in doubt. The building was deemed unhealthy and unsafe for people to enter due to “respiratory and human health hazardous substances” earlier this week. City Administrator Josh Van Lieshout says they were responding to complaints by residents. He says it is too early to say what impact the city action would have on the planned west side redevelopment.
The historic structure was purchased by the city from the Door County Cooperative as part of the west side redevelopment project. The city placed fencing around the granary building to secure it this week after boarding up windows last month to deter entry by people. The emergency action to ban entrance was issued on May 26 by Fire Chief Tim Dietman.