Packer Party Houses Are Back
GREEN BAY-- Dennis Klumb is living the dream. He just purchased a house across from the Lambeau atrium. "We don't want it to be a party house I mean we're putting some money into this house we want people to treat it with respect, we're going to remind people that do use it that we are in a neighborhood and we have neighbors,” Klumb said.
Klumb had to apply for special permits and go before the Green Bay Common Council to gain approval. That's not necessary on the other side of Lambeau in Ashwaubenon, where there are seven party houses, but no laws regulating them.
But that could soon change. Neighbors say the party houses can be a nuisance. "On school nights it's kind of annoying when the games go until 11:00 and you're trying to sleep and all the drunk people are screaming outside your window,” a neighbor said.
The Ashwaubenon village board is looking to crack down on party house expansion, possibly by requiring a special use permit.
That could limit the number of single family houses converted into party houses, fearing it could get out of hand. "What happens to the street, the next street, the street after that the street after that you know you have to make sure that you're doing your job as a community and protecting your residents,” said Ashwaubenon Village President Mike Aubinger.
Ashwaubenon leaders say other than a single noise complaint, there have been no major issues in the village. But more party homes than ever are popping up. That's why the village hopes to regulate them before the party gets out of hand.