City’s Newest TIF Districts Closer To Starting Gate

CITY OF RACINE – The City’s two newest Tax Increment Districts (TIF) are drawing close to reality. Officials intend to use property tax dollars to improve the overall housing quality and public infrastructure in two city areas.  The Joint Review Board approved two districts — the City’s 27th and 28th — on Tuesday. City officials […]

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Racine Council Approves Porter’s Site Development Agreement

RACINE – In a 15-0 vote, the Racine Common Council approved entering into a development incentive agreement for the former Porter’s site in downtown Racine. The resolution for the agreement is sponsored by Mayor Cory Mason and was recommended on May 24 by the Council’s Finance and Personnel Committee. It calls for the mayor and city […]

Cardinal Capital to build multi-family housing, commercial development on former Porter’s site

RACINE – Cardinal Capital Management Inc. announced plans to build a seven-story multi-family, commercial development on the former Porter’s property at 301 6th Street. Cardinal Capital Management, of West Allis, has several other development projects they partnered with the City on, including the former Ajax property. In that project, they have completed the first of […]

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Racine launches state’s first Financial Empowerment Center

City of Racine RACINE ⏤ City of Racine residents who are struggling with finances, debt, poor credit and related issues can get free, professional one-on-one help at the new Racine Financial Empowerment Center (FEC). The new center officially opened at a Monday virtual news conference. The Racine FEC is the first city-sponsored program of its […]

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Advocate Aurora opens Pleasant Prairie health center

An exterior shot of the new Aurora Health Center Pleasant Prairie, located west of Interstate 94 at the northwest corner of Highway 164 and 120th Avenue. PLEASANT PRAIRIE ⏤ Advocate Aurora Health has opened its newest center in Pleasant Prairie. The Aurora Health Center Pleasant Prairie is fully-open, “expanding access to health care to residents […]

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Kenosha mayor wants to focus on rebuilding relationships, youth in coming years

Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian speaks to the press at the a press conference held at the Civil War Museum announcing listening sessions in the city following social unrest. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ For its mayor, Kenosha needs to focus on its youth as future leaders of the community. Mayor John Antaramian, […]

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HARIBO hires general contractor for Pleasant Prairie build

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ HARIBO Group has selected Gilbane Building Company as the contractor to oversee its Pleasant Prairie build. The Germany-based confectionery company made the announcement Monday. Milwaukee-based Gilbane will serve as the general contractor on HARIBO’s first North American facility. The manufacturing facility is located in Prairie Highland Corporate Park, west of I-94 and […]

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BREAKING: Royal Capital Group to build $50 million development

RACINE – Mayor Cory Mason and Milwaukee-based Royal Capital Group  LLC announced a $50 million commercial-residential project on the shores of Lake Michigan. The proposed project is being dubbed: @North Beach and will be built on the former Walker Muffler Manufacturing site. Mason and Kevin Newell, president of Royal Capital Group, made the announcement Wednesday […]

Regency Mall Area Eye’d For TIF District Improvements

After Sears, Kmart and JC Penney left Racine, a 134-acre parcel that includes Regency Mall, surrounding out lots and High Ridge Center has become the target of a potential tax incremental finance district in Racine. The city plans to propose forming a tax incremental finance (TIF) district to help spur development by offering incentives and […]

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Rezone of Nursing Home tabled.

This is a recording of the Mount Pleasant Planning Commission meeting held at 1:00pm October 19, 2016.  The main event, the same as last nights public hearing, was the rezoning petition by the owners of Campbell Woods, LLC.  They were looking for a rezoning of the property from residential single family to residential multi-family. After […]

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Trustees Talk Future Development Districts

Sturtevant might be a small village, but they have big development plans to help keep their community attractive to present and future residents. Trustees and members of the Community Development Authority talked Tuesday about how Sturtevant can continue as premier place to live, work and play after their tax incremental financing (TIF) district – which […]

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