South Pier plans move forward

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The Sheboygan Redevelopment Authority unanimously agreed Thursday to move forward with negotiations on land leases and development agreements for an outfitter store along with a condominium and retail mix building in the South Pier District.

Moeller Development Co. LLC, owned by Robert and Connie Moeller of Sheboygan, plans to build a $500,000, two-story, 4,800-square-foot condominium and retail space building on a 0.12-acre parcel near the east end of the Riverwalk Promenade, said Paulette Enders, city planning and development director.

Also, LJM Architects of Sheboygan plans to build a $180,000, single-story, 1,820-square-foot outfitter store on a 0.13-acre parcel on the western portion of the promenade between Harborside Villas and Jomaji Salon & Spa, Enders said.

Both buildings will be designed by LJM.

The proposed development agreements and 85-year ground leases in the 41-acre South Pier District, anchored by the $54 million Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center, still have to be approved by the Redevelopment Authority, Enders said. Plans also have to be accepted by the Plan Commission and Architectural Review Board before they go before the Common Council for final approval.

LJM will own the outfitter building and will rent it to Expedition Outdoor Supply, which will be operated by Mike Miller and Greg Herring of Sheboygan, said Erik Jensen, owner of LJM Architects.

"They're going to rent kayaks and maybe some surfboards and certain large pieces of equipment like that," Jensen said. "They'll also sell those items, but mostly their store makes its living on selling sportswear and accessories for paddle sports."

Construction on both sites is expected to begin within about a month with completion on the outfitter store this summer and the Moeller building is expected to be finished in the fall, Jensen said.

The Moellers will live in the 2,400-square-foot condo above the retail shop, Jensen said, and a tenant is being sought for the lower retail area.

Laack, Troy. “South Pier plans move forward.” The Sheboygan Press. March 23, 2007, page A10.