By Tim Kowols
The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society is hopeful it can address the concerns of the Common Council when it voted earlier this month to delay the razing of the former granary building on the city’s west side. In the last 30 days, the city has received letters from the State Historical Society asking for additional information about the current status of the granary to see if it can be salvaged. The Door County Community Foundation also sent a letter, explaining the donation of $1.25 million towards restoration efforts will be available if an agreement can be reached between the two sides. From lining up structural engineers and contractors to developing a feasible plan, Sturgeon Bay Historical Society President Christie Weber hopes they have done enough to save the granary.
The city and the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society are both waiting on the Department of Natural Resources to release their findings on an ordinary high water mark for the site after hosting a hearing on the issue over a month ago.