By Tim Kowols
A former Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources archeologist says a proposed 162-unit apartment complex on a 14-acre parcel at County U and Tacoma Beach Road in Sturgeon Bay could be bad news for her groundwater and the area’s history. Victoria Dirst, who owns a home a third of a mile from the proposed site, says a wetland on a part of the parcel is the source of her groundwater and could be contaminated or disappear as a result of the development of the Ahnapee Trail Apartments. She also says it could destroy some of the history associated with the site dating back to 8000 B.C.
Dirst and her neighbors also cite traffic at the intersection as a cause for concern as well. The Ahnapee Trail Apartments proposal is expected to be on the Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission agenda April 18.