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August ’22 road construction alerts from the Village of Mount Pleasant

The Village of Mount Pleasant recently released road construction traffic alerts for the month of August via their Facebook page. The Public Works Department through the Village of Mount Pleasant works to provide a safe environment for drivers and their families by maintaining our roads and adjacent right-of-ways. To help residents, tourists, and travelers streamline […]

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Construction to begin on Waterford Lofts with $250K grant from WEDC

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has awarded the Village of Waterford $250,000 to construct the future Waterford Lofts, located at 506 E. Main St. This monetary award was made possible as part of the Community Development Investment Grant program. “In 2018, nearly 200 Waterford residents and business owners provided feedback on the future of the Village, and […]

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Hotel Verdant: Officials, leaders get early look

RACINE –  Racine public officials and business leaders were invited to don hardhats on Wednesday afternoon for an early look at the transformation of the former Zahn’s building, 500 Monument Square, into Hotel Verdant. Milwaukee developer, Dominion Properties, is reconstructing the four-story, 1920s-era department store building into an 80-room boutique hotel. First launched in 2019, […]

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Racine Public Library begins 2nd-floor construction

Editor’s note: The following is a letter – in its entirety as intended – from Racine Public Library Executive Director, Angela Zimmerman. Links have been added to provide easy access to more information. Dear Community Members, We are embarking upon an exciting time as we prepare the Racine Public Library for its second-floor renovation, and […]

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Hotel Verdant Development Update, March 2022

The Future Hotel Verdant The former Zahn’s Department Store building, 500 Monument Square in Downtown Racine, is under a transformation to become Hotel Verdant, an 80-room, full-service boutique hotel. – Workers with general contractor C.G. Schmidt Co. remove interior debris from the former department store building. The crew is presently making structural modifications and doing […]

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Segment of Erie Street Closed for Construction

The Village of Caledonia Police Department reports that a segment of Erie Street is closed for construction. The closure is set to only last a few days. The construction project begins around March 16, 2022, according to the Village of Caledonia Police Department’s Facebook post. Reesman’s Excavating and Grading Inc. will be replacing an aging […]

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Ashley Capital Plans April Start For Two Mount Pleasant Buildings

MOUNT PLEASANT – Ashley Capital plans to start construction of two speculative industrial buildings in the Enterprise Business Park here in April. Buildings V and VI will each be 390,000 square feet. Completion is expected by the fourth quarter of this year. The construction site is west of Highway H and north of Highway 11 […]

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Lake Michigan Pathway Reopens

Just north of North Beach and east of the Racine Zoo is informally known as “Zoo Beach.” Nearly a year ago, the Lake Michigan Pathway faced closure. This pathway runs alongside Zoo Beach. Due to significant lakefront erosion, the Lake Michigan Pathway was deemed unsafe by the City of Racine Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services.  However, the bike/walking path segment behind the […]

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Risk of pavement buckling rises with temperatures

Warmer temperatures forecast throughout Wisconsin could create conditions for pavement buckling. Motorists are asked to take extra caution. Pavement can buckle when the weather quickly goes from cool to very hot. This causes slabs of pavement to expand and push against one another. If the pressure becomes great enough, the pavement can buckle and create […]