By Tim Kowols
Door County is finding the benefit of recycling and reusing old buildings. The new Senior Center and EMS Station is slated to open in the coming weeks inside the skeleton of the former county highway shop. South of Sturgeon Bay, a new salt shed was built with reclaimed materials from a former building on the site, with the foundation and the roof the only “new” things about it. Door County Administrator Ken Pabich says with help from the state, they were able to save money by using the materials that were still in good enough shape to reuse.
Pabich is hopeful they will be able to do something similar with new construction slated to occur at the airport.