Preserve Our Working Tugboats and Historical Granary in the Heart of Sturgeon Bay!
Your own personal focus on the West Side Waterfront will certainly help save the public land that lies below the Original High Water Mark on the west side of the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal from private development. If the proposed Waterfront Redevelopment Plan that includes the sale of property and construction of a hotel is executed, the Selvick tugboats will no longer dock on the west side of the channel and the landmark granary will quite likely be razed.
It’s amazing what you find when you Google the word “granary.” The battle in Bellingham started in 2012 when the Port Authority wanted to level the old granary for a redevelopment project but there, some of the City Council members fought against it. The city has experienced a very similar reaction to that of Sturgeon Bay’s citizens who came together to save their historic granary.
Demolition By Neglect
“The Port of Bellingham’s resolve to tear down the historic Granary Building on Roeder Avenue will undergo new scrutiny at Bellingham City Hall. Council Member Jack Weiss says he’ll draft a resolution urging the port to consider what adaptive reuse might be feasible for the building.”
Developers Offer Visions for Bellingham Waterfront
” Nine would-be developers have provided the Port of Bellingham with preliminary ideas for the first phase of waterfront development, and they have widely varying ideas about the suitability of the Granary Building for rehabilitation.”
The citizens are even fighting to save a granary in Capetown South Africa…