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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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Campus Park: Phase 2 of construction begins now in Mount Pleasant

Campus Park, Mount Pleasant – The Village of Mount Pleasant announced today that phase 2 of the construction at Campus Park has officially begun. Campus Park is located at 8500 Campus Drive. The 38 acres of space is adjacent to the Village of Mount Pleasant’s Village Hall. The green space is slowly but surely transitioning […]

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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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The Village of Union Grove Offers $320K in Loans & $20K in Grants

The Village of Union Grove has recently offered $320,000 in loans to businesses and $20,000 in grants. The Board of Directors for The Village of Union Grove approved updates to the existing Union Grove Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) and Matching Grant Program (MGP). The RLF and MGP programs are administered by the Racine County Economic […]

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Summit Packaging Hiring to Fill $28M Expansion Space

Southside manufacturer Summit Packaging is hiring full- and part-time workers to make the transition into a $28 million, 77,000-square-foot expansion space go more smoothly. Company officials hosted a groundbreaking Tuesday at their current facility at 3441 S. Memorial Drive with Racine Mayor Cory Mason and other city representatives as well as folks from Wisconsin Economic […]

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Once vowed to be ‘Eighth Wonder of the World,’ Foxconn survives as a spec development

Hoping to build a political legacy, President Donald J. Trump mused in 2018 that the expansive Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant would be the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” The first phase of the project — while still a substantive investment for the area — is slightly more than one-third of […]

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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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Mahogany Black Arts and Cultural Center Proposed for Racine County

RACINE – On Saturday, March 5, Scott Terry, along with fellow board members, announced the advent of the Mahogany Black Arts and Cultural Center, Inc. (MBACC) in Racine. The announcement was made from the temporary location of the museum and cultural center, Mahogany Gallery, 1422 Washington Ave. Scott Terry, CEO of Mahogany Gallery, speaks about […]

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Wisconsin groups offer new ‘cookbook’ to spur affordable housing development; here’s the recipe

This piece was produced for the NEW News Lab, a local news collaboration in Northeast Wisconsin. Microsoft is providing financial support to the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation and  Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region for this initiative. Wisconsin has a new recipe to increase affordable housing development thanks to a “cookbook” released in February. “Enabling […]

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Caledonia Village board OKs secure youth facility

CALEDONIA – Despite opposition from village residents, the Caledonia Village Board voted 5 to 2 Monday night to allow Racine County to build and operate a $42.5 million secure youth facility. The county plans to build a 70,000 square-foot secure residential care center facility just south of Three Mile Road at the airport’s northeast corner […]

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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 […]