By Tim Kowols
The timeline regarding the future of the city of Sturgeon Bay’s west waterfront is out of their hands for the time being. The dismantling of the granary could occur within the next couple weeks, but the city must wait for Kiesow Enterprises, the company awarded the contract, to finish a more weather-dependent project before coming to Sturgeon Bay. The city has also gone over three months without hearing from the Department of Natural Resources on a determination for the Ordinary High Water Mark since their listening session in October. As frustrating as it is, city administrator Josh VanLieshout says he understands why the DNR must take their time.
VanLieshout says there has been some interest in the area due to its location but believes many are waiting to see where the DNR places their Ordinary High Water Mark.