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Racine Baseball Cooperative Files Appeal On Vacate Order

Officials with the Racine Baseball Cooperative filed an appeal Wednesday with the City’s building department to contest the department’s order to vacate their facility. The City of Racine on Friday ordered the Racine Baseball Cooperative to vacate the third floor of 820 Water Street by Feb. 9 because the roof has started to collapse. But board members […]

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City Eyes Agreement With Developer Of Machinery Row Apartments

An $18 million apartment complex in the Machinery Row project may take a step forward if the Racine Common Council approves a pre-development agreement between the city, who owns the property, and the developer. The city is  considering entering into a pre-development with General Capital Group LLP for the former Case Plow Works buildings located 922 […]

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Racine Baseball Cooperative Told To Vacate Property, Roof Collapsing

The City of Racine has ordered the Racine Baseball Cooperative to vacate the third floor of 820 Water Street by Feb. 9 because the roof has started to collapse. Owned by Rodney Blackwell, FDP MR LLC, the building is part of the Machinery Row Project. City officials are concerned that part of the roof has started […]

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Dickert: Machinery Row Developer Didn’t Walk Away With Millions

Machinery Row, a multi-phase development project along the Root River, isn’t dead. Rodney Blackwell, the developer spearheading some of the larger pieces of the project, didn’t walk away with $4.5 million of the City’s money. And city officials are working on rethinking how they can market the portion that Blackwell planned to develop, said Racine […]

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Machinery Row Project Moves Forward

The first phase of Machinery Row, a $65 million multi-phased development project along the Root River, received preliminary approval from the City’s Plan Commission Tuesday for a three-story commercial and residential building. Part of the former Azarian building at 900 Water St. is slated to be razed in the next two weeks to make way for […]

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City Buys 2.6 Acre Parcel For $1 Million, Plans To Sell To Developers

The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Racine finalized the purchase of two parcels — 922 Sixth St. and 615 Marquette St. — for $1 million. Illinois-based Marquette Distributors LLC sold the commercial building on 2.6 acres to the city in early January. The 615 Marquette St. property includes a four-story cement building the Factory of Fear had […]

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Building Collapsing, Machinery Row Developer To Demolish

One of the buildings that is part of the Machinery Row project is collapsing, but the warehouse at 900 Water St. could be coming down in the next month. A multi-phase retail and apartment complex, the project is expected to occupy a 20-acre site. But the developer Rodney Blackwell, owner of Iowa-based FDP Properties, ended […]

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Machinery Row Project Moves Forward

Despite questions raised about the credibility of the developer, the Racine common council approved  Machinery Row — making the $65 million project the largest in the city’s history. The project is a retail and apartment development along the Root River in the 900 block of Water Street. Financial District Properties, a commercial real estate  development […]

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