… we have a small favor to ask. Thousands of people have placed their trust in the Racine County Eye’s high-impact journalism because we focus on solutions-based journalism.

With no shareholders or billionaire owners, we can provide trustworthy journalism that focuses on helping readers.

Unlike many others, Racine County Eye’s journalism is available for everyone to read, regardless of what they can afford to pay. We do this because we believe in information equality. Greater numbers of people can keep track of events, understand their impact on people and communities, and become inspired to take meaningful action.

If there were ever a time to join us, it is now. Every contribution, however big or small, powers our journalism and sustains our future. Support the Racine County Eye from as little as $5 – it only takes a minute. Thank you.

$
$
$

Your contribution is appreciated.

While work continues in all but two of the apartment buildings on Jacato Drive, the developer and new owner of the properties is asking the city to change the name of the street.

Charlie Clarke, a principal of both Kinzie Racine, LLP and Evanston, IL-based Kinzie Realty Corp., told The Journal Times that the goal is give the buildings and the residents a fresh start. Spending upwards of $3 million to rehab every unit, hallway and basement in every building can only go so far if the name of the street still makes people think only of the area’s troubled not-so-distant past.

“We are trying to give this street and this neighborhood a fresh start,” Clarke is quoted as saying. “Unfortunately, ‘Jacato Drive’ carries a little bit of a reputation from the past of criminal activity and substandard housing. And what we are hoping to do is reflect this new investment and the fresh start.”

The request to rename Jacato Drive to Anthony Lane – for Anthony Totero who first developed the area – was unanimously approved by the city’s Planning Commission. The matter now moves to the Common Council, though the change could require a public hearing, the story continues.

Racine Mayor Dickert told Racine County Eye last month that he was aware of Clarke’s plan to rename Jacato Drive, and he seemed supportive.

““We’re going to look at that because we’ve got a developer that is committed to doing the work,” Dickert said.

Advertising disclosure
To support our site and content, we work with partners to present valuable offers to help you save, earn, and get ahead. We may be compensated for the purchase of goods and services made through the links in this offer program.
Offers for you
Curated offers for our readers
advertiser disclosure
CodeMonkey
Coding for kids! Introducing programming games for the next generation. Get your kids coding today.
Start with a free trial.
Start with a free trial.

Get your students coding in no time!

CodeMonkey is a fun and educational game-based environment where kids learn to code without any prior experience. After completing CodeMonkey's award-winning coding courses, kids will be able to navigate through the programming world with a sense of confidence and accomplishment.

Kids will love learning to code with CodeMonkey

  • Ready to Go Courses. With CodeMonkey’s teacher kit and support team, anyone can teach the basics of computer science.
  • Real Coding Languages. CodeMonkey's courses teach text-based coding so students learn to program like a real developer.
  • Game-Based Learning. Kids learn coding in an engaging and rewarding environment that utilizes gaming elements.

Free Trial - Enjoy a full-blown gaming experience that will teach your kids to code!


One reply on “Renaming Jacato Drive Heads to Common Council”