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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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Electric Scooters Soon Coming to Racine

RACINE – Visitors and residents will soon be able to rent electric scooters here. The Racine Common Council recently approved a pilot electric scooter ordinance governing the use of electric scooters for the public from private companies. The council also granted a license to Bird, a scooter manufacturing and rental company, to deploy 100 electric […]

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Commuter Rail support resolution approved by Racine Common Council

RACINE – A group of Racine alders and the mayor want to bring back the long-dead, proposed Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee (KRM) commuter rail line. In a 15-0 vote, the Racine Common Council approved a resolution supporting federal investment in the construction of the KRM project. The resolution is sponsored by Alders Trevor Jung, Mollie Jones, C.J. Rouse, […]

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$48 Million Lakefront Hotel Project Gets Major Move

RACINE, WI — After looking at the legal challenges of building a hotel and convention center on land originally reclaimed from Lake Michigan, city officials and a developer unveiled revised plans for the proposed $48 million project. Racine Mayor Cory Mason was joined by Gatehouse Capital developer David Rachie, State Representatives Bob Wittke and Tip […]

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Common Council to consider free holiday parking on Saturdays

RACINE, WI – The Racine Common Council will consider free holiday parking at all metered spaces for four Saturdays. Dates being considered include November 30, and December 7, 14, and 21. Over the past few years, the Common Council has allowed patrons to enjoy free parking during the holiday season in metered spaces. This year, […]