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City moves forward in process for YMCA acquisition with 10-2 vote in favor

RACINE — The Community Development Authority is a step closer to acquiring the YMCA property at 725 Lake Ave. The Common Council voted Tuesday in favor of giving the CDA the authorization to negotiate with the YMCA to acquire the property for blight elimination and redevelopment. The YMCA was built in 1960, but the organization […]

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YMCA building declared blighted; issue moves to City Council

RACINE — The Community Development Authority voted unanimously on Monday to declare the YMCA, 725 Lake Ave., a blighted property. The former downtown YMCA, 725 Lake Ave., has been declared a blighted property. – The declaration is the first step necessary for the city and ultimately the CDA to acquire the building and raze it […]

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Abandoned downtown YMCA sought after by City of Racine for redevelopment; public hearing is Sept. 18

RACINE — The City of Racine and Racine Family YMCA are currently in communication working to resolve the abandoned YMCA in Downtown Racine located at 725 Lake Ave. For years, this YMCA location served as a cornerstone of the Racine community. The building serviced thousands of kids and their families through engaging programs and athletics. […]

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Lincoln King Neighborhood plan leaves residents uneasy

RACINE — The Lincoln King Neighborhood Redevelopment Plan has left some residents a bit jittery as the Community Development Authority and the city begin buying properties and discussing eminent domain. Eminent domain statutes have historically been used to seize properties in predominantly Black communities such as Lincoln King to make room for development, so there […]

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Housing access and affordability round table includes Gov. Evers, Mayor Mason, community leaders, residents of Racine

RACINE — Gov. Tony Evers returned to the City of Racine for the second time in March, to show his support towards initiatives happening locally, first it was maternal and infant mortality, and now, housing. Gov. Evers grabs a piece of Kringle to enjoy while in Racine for a tour and round table discussion about […]

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