STURGEON BAY (WLUK) — A downtown Sturgeon Bay project is taking a step forward with a state grant.

The city received a $250,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to support the construction of the Sturgeon Bay Plaza, a waterfront plaza and community space along underdeveloped waterfront area by the Door County Maritime Museum.

Located between two downtown bridges, the plaza aims to catalyze economic development and encourage visitors and future residents to put down roots in the community.

It will feature an upscale bar, gourmet deli and a variety of welcoming community spaces. The addition of public restrooms, outdoor seating and other amenities such as fireplaces will be added to give visitors a place to gather year-round.

“The amount of work by the local community, folks that have poured their hearts and souls into this, has been incredible. We’ve been so proud to support it,” said WEDC Deputy Secretary Sam Rikkers.

[Adapted from: Sturgeon Bay advances waterfront development with $250,000 state grant Dec. 1, 2023, WLUK]