By Terry Kovarik
A seven-acre parcel on Egg Harbor Road is currently being used by some Sturgeon Bay residents as a de-facto park, even though it’s not owned by the city. Now Sturgeon Bay is looking at the possibility of making it a park. The city Finance, Purchase and Building Committee is looking at the possibility of making an offer to purchase option on the Peil Property. A number of new apartment buildings are going up nearby. And Council member Laurel Hauser says the site would provide needed green space.
While the site would be left in its’ natural state, Hauser says there’s no specific plan currently. But the proposal would give the city first right of purchase and buy time to develop partnerships, develop a budget and apply for grants.