Listen: Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian on Downtown Kenosha Vision Plan

Pete Serzant, WLIP News

KENOSHA, WI (WLIP)–The Kenosha Common Council is set to consider final approval for the Downtown Kenosha Vision Plan.

If approved, the proposal would transform nine blocks of downtown from Sheridan Road to Harbor Park and from 52nd to 56th Streets.

Kenosha would build a new municipal building and put up about one thousand new living units.

The plan was developed by Cobalt Smith-a partnership of two different Wisconsin companies.

The city’s portion of the plan would be paid through TID funds generated from property taxes from the development.

Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian told WLIP’s Happenings Q and A that puts the city in a strong financial position.

It’s hoped that the additional residents filling those proposed new residential units will drive the retail market.

If approved tonight ground could be broken on the first phase of the project as early as this fall.

Listen to the full interview here