By Tim Kowols
A donor family’s commitment of $1.25 million to save the former granary building on the Sturgeon Bay west waterfront might be a gift the city cannot use. City administrator Josh VanLieshout says the commitment being facilitated by the Door County Community Foundation is substantial and certainly inspiring that someone would do that for Sturgeon Bay. However, the city still has a lawfully issued raze order in front of it because of its threat to public safety. VanLieshout says it has to weigh the options available to them before it can decide the granary’s fate.
No special session of the Sturgeon Bay Common Council is being scheduled before its regular meeting on November 7. The city’s historic preservation committee will discuss the granary at its Monday meeting at 7 p.m.