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Shalom Center $2.5M project right on track

KENOSHA — By sometime this summer, the Shalom Center in Kenosha is going to have quite the new look. And its Executive Director, Tamarra Coleman, couldn’t be any more excited for the next phase of Kenosha County’s only homeless shelter and largest food pantry. None of it would have been possible without the most amazing […]

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City hosts Breakwater project groundbreaking Feb. 17

RACINE — A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for Friday (Feb. 17) for the Breakwater 233 Apartments, a 202-unit apartment building to be constructed at 233 Lake Avenue. The event starts at 11 a.m. at the corner of Lake Avenue and Gaslight Circle. The site is directly west of the DoubleTree by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk. A […]

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Jefferson Street Bridge in Burlington to close Jan. 6

BURLINGTON — The City of Burlington announced today the closure of the Jefferson Street Bridge for the duration of the project.  The closure will impact Jefferson Street, from Bridge Street to Main Street. It is estimated to be closed starting Jan 6. The project is estimated to be completed by the fall of 2023.  More […]

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Burlington Council approves Echo Lake Dam modification, repairs to cost nearly $8 million

BURLINGTON — On Dec. 6, the City of Burlington Common Council unanimously approved the Echo Dam Modification as a part of the Echo Lake Dam Spillway Compliance Project. View the meeting minutes online. What’s next? According to the city, this approval will: Repair the dam, keep and dredge Echo Lake Expand the existing park and […]

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Mayor Mason: West 6th Street bridge officially reopens today

RACINE — The West 6th Street bridge will officially be open for commuters today. The bridge that extends over the Root River and Horlick Drive was originally built in 1928. Now, the City of Racine celebrates a new and improved bridge, while celebrating its rich history. The concrete arch bridge is a historic and notable […]

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Heavy construction to close Racine Public Library Oct. 5

RACINE — The Racine Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, Oct. 5, for a day of heavy construction. Adapted construction schedule for Oct. 5 Services that will remain open Services that will remain available on Wednesday are the following: The Bookmobile will continue its regular schedule.Phone calls and chat messages made to the library […]

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Major portion of County KR reopens with 4 lanes; Phase II nears completion

RACINE COUNTY — Phase II of the long-term County KR reconstruction project is nearing its end with the reopening of between County H and WIS Highway 31 (Green Bay Road) on Aug. 31. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has been working with the Village of Mount Pleasant and Racine County on this major construction […]

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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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