By Paul Schmitt
The negotiations between The Friends of The Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront and the City of Sturgeon Bay’s ad hoc committee fruited a “general consensus on the general principles of an agreement” concerning the west side waterfront parcel after meeting on Wednesday in Madison for the second time this week. The spokesperson for The Friends of Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront Carri Andersson says an agreement is close.
The meetings were mediated by Jeremy Kautza of Madison Technical College using a process of Interest-Based Problem Solving (IBPS). No other details were given regarding the meeting. The Friends Group won a lawsuit against the city earlier this year contesting the building of the Lindgren Hotel on the land parcel in dispute. Developer Bob Papke pulled out of the hotel development last Friday and issued a notice of claim against the City of Sturgeon Bay for over $500,000.