Watch: Kenosha Common Council Debates; Passes Downtown Vision Plan

Pete Serzant, WLIP News

KENOSHA, WI (WLIP)–The Kenosha Common Council approved the Downtown Vision plan Monday night.

There were a few requests, clarifications, and even protests from some alderpersons before the vote.

8th District alderman David Mau sought a deferral for the measure saying a project this size should be before the public longer before it goes to a vote.

Mau also criticized the amount of public money earmarked for the project-which he reckoned in the neighborhood of $60 million.

Public money for the project would come from TID funds-that is, future property taxes from the development would be used to service any debt created during construction.

3rd District Alderman Jan Michalski  said that each individual development covered in the downtown plan will have its own process for approval.

The measure passed on a 15-1 vote with only Alderman Mau voting against it.

Credit: Cobalt Smith Submitted by City of Kenosha

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