Demolition of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay chancery in 2010 galvanized historic preservation advocates in the area to seek new protections for historic structures. / File/Press-Gazette Media
Aiming to protect Green Bay’s historic structures, city officials are considering slowing the process of issuing permits for building demolitions.
Under a plan proposed by the city’s Historic Preservation Commission, owners of properties more than 50 years old would have to wait 15 days to obtain a demolition permit while the commission chairman considers the building’s historic value.
If a property is deemed historic, the commission would have the authority to block demolition.
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A longtime downtown restaurant was razed on Tuesday to make way for more downtown parking.
The Stein, 126 S. Adams St., was a popular restaurant know for its Reuben sandwiches. Located across the street from the Brown County Courthouse, the restaurant was used feed juries in deliberations. The family-owned restaurant opened in 1961. It closed in early 2007. Steve Geurts reoped it again at the end of 2007 but closed in July 2008.
Since then, Tequila’s Restaurant and Cantina and The District operated from that location.
Mark Gigot of Gigot Properties LLC bought the building in June and owns the property to the north of the Stein all the way to East Walnut Street. He has said a parking lot wil be built for his tenants in nearby buildings and for rent.
Demolition was scheduled to start Monday but was delayed because of windy weather.
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