By Tim Kowols
The Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission is sticking with their current comprehensive plan in their decision to approve one project and not another in their meeting Wednesday. Both the 34-unit Phillips development on Amity Field and the Duquaine development near Tacoma Beach and Clay Banks Roads had their planned unit development agreements approved, but the commission only approved amending the city’s comprehensive plan for the smaller project. Plan Commission member Laurel Hauser says the Duquaine development not being in line with the city’s comprehensive plan and citizen concerns about the traffic led to the decision.
Hauser says the developers for the Duquaine development could come back with a plan that is more palatable for the Plan Commission or wait to see what the new one looks like when it is developed in 2019. Pending the approval of the Sturgeon Bay Common Council at their next meeting in June, groundbreaking for the Phillips development could take place this summer.