Also, I really hope all these new tenants materialize. Market rent, for a lake front apartment, is likely in the neighborhood of $2000-3000 a month. That's what condos in the Lake Towers and adjacent lakefront buildings are leasing for (Well, 2000$-ish). Most of those condos are owner occupi…

I am very much pro-development in Racine... I really want this to succeed, and boost the economy, rents, and property values. Trying to figure out the math, though. $50mm for 242 apartments is about 200k per apartment. Much less actually, as a lot of the money will be for infrastructure, roa…

Throwing money at schools doesn't work... Anyone suggesting that is way off base. Schools are failing because folks here don't value education. Its not a priority. Parents aren't willing to sacrifice, so their kids can succeed. My kids go to public high school in Racine. They excel, and are …

I have been waiting for this site to be developed for 20 years... last time it was a bust. This site is the cities crown jewel. I truly hope the city places expensive, well though out, real estate and stores/residential there. Some kind of attraction that makes Racine a destination. But I wo…

To the original author of the article, a young looking reporter... I assume you read these posts...

Might be interesting to interview business leaders and get their insight into why Racine is struggling, and going the wrong direction...

1) Taxes skyrocket each year. Why would a b…

Reading these articles, as a landlord, is very frustrating. I have been a landlord in Chicago, and Racine, for over 20 years. I spend a enormous money maintaining and repairing my buildings. My wife and I keep them clean, and maintained. We paint, and scrub, and clean, its nonstop. It is d…