By Tim Kowols
The city of Sturgeon Bay took another step forward in addressing its housing crunch with the groundbreaking of four apartment buildings Friday morning. Developer S.C. Swiderski LLC has already begun the excavating of the site, which will be home to 56 units on the city’s west side. Sturgeon Bay Mayor Thad Birmingham told attendees of the groundbreaking that the project is a part of the city’s efforts to address the housing shortage it has been well aware of over the last four to five years.
Jacqui Miller from S.C. Swiderski says even though they do work yyear-roundon projects like this, a construction timeline will not be set until crews are able to pour the foundation for the buildings. The city is in talks with property owners to the north and east of the build site at the corner of Grant Avenue and Sycamore Street to develop the necessary roads to comply with a memorandum from the Department of Transportation addressing safety concerns for the area, according to city administrator Josh VanLieshout.