Saturday, August 8, 2015


From Racine Community Media:

"Racine- The great debacle that is Machinery Row, continues to fall and stumble, leading residents and some aldermen asking the question, 'What is really going on here?'

"Back in June of 2014, over 1 year ago Machinery Row Project Manager Jim Bowman said that by July of 2014 (last year) anchor tenants would be secured and that occupancy would begin in fall of 2015!! Despite receiving over $9 million dollars in tax credits in January of 2014, and over $4.5 million dollars in city taxpayer money, the project has thus far failed to meet it’s promised deadlines and failed to deliver what was promised to the city and it’s residents back in 2014.

"The project has failed to produce and failed to fullfill it’s promises to city residents and city officials alike. The development has been shrouded in secrecy and filled with lawsuits, with information being withheld from aldermen and residents along the way, does anyone really know the truth anymore, does anyone really care?

"Project Manager Jim Bowman recently told the Journal Times, 'We know the clock is ticking and we have a deadline with the city of this fall.' He also indicated that there is still no date to begin the work."

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