We are waiting

It’s a bit past mid-month of February and well we are waiting to see the fantastic proposals  for Belle Harbor Marina! After all so much going on in Racine to bring developers right? 

Our County Executive has said this about this great location in the City of Racine from  http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/print-edition/2013/09/20/racine-seeks-development-for-marina.html

Racine seeks development for marina

…“We’re looking (for) something that will obviously bring value and people to downtown Racine,” County Executive Jim Ladwig said.

The request for proposals, expected to be issued Sept. 20, lists residential, hotel and retail development, along with public access to the riverfront, as preferred uses for the site.

“We’d love to see a hotel, something that brings people in,” Ladwig said.

Racine has one downtown hotel, and it isn’t always enough to serve the city’s needs, he said. For example, it didn’t have nearly enough rooms to serve visitors and participants during the Ironman 70.3 Racine Triathlon this summer.

The county already has seen a lot of interest in the site, Ladwig said.

“I could put up a ‘for sale’ sign and sell it real quick,” he said. “What’s more important to me is having site control and being part of the bigger redevelopment.”…

Really?  Comes as news to me! after all the 2 largest Boating type businesses West Maine and Skipper Bid’s have left the City.   A third gave it up in 2013. If there was truly money to be made in the area of servicing “the Boaters who will save Racine” they never would have left right they be making money from all the Boaters coming to Racine, but they are not coming are they? Oh of course Azarian would have sold right?

We are also waiting for the fall out of the Johnson’s layoffs to hit downtown Racine. How many and what will close Downtown first?

and with Spring Coming lets have a contest!

The person predicting but not going over the number of slips rented (and not going over) at Reef point Marina on June 1st 2014 will Win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Chart Room!

Your number must be in by 3/1/14  Prize mailed 6/15/14  Must be 18.

In case of a tie the tie breaker will be Name the who will win the Alderman of the 2nd in Racine.

Good Luck!

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2 Responses to We are waiting

  1. Mr. Racine says:

    One weekend, for one event, that was dependent upon people DRIVING to Racine….

    “Racine has one downtown hotel, and it isn’t always enough to serve the city’s needs, he said. For example, it didn’t have nearly enough rooms to serve visitors and participants during the Ironman 70.3 Racine Triathlon this summer.”

    That’s it. That’s it? That’s it.

    Really? Racine NEEDS another hotel? What would happen on the OTHER 363 days of the year? How much County Taxpayer subsidized WELFARE and tax credits and tax forgiveness and incentives would it need?

    How about Racine’s Downtown Boating pool their money, buy the Imaginarium for $1, turn it ito Motel Dickert, and see how it goes! WITH THEIR MONEY!

    Racine doesn’t need more hotels. it needs more BRAINS. Can we PLEASE have somebody who can THINK along a timeline of more than the roughly 90 days of Summer that Racine experiences? Summer weekend and 90 day thinking DOES NOT build a sustainable community.

  2. Mr. Racine says:

    Marina For Sale: LOW! LOW! Price of only $695,000 – negotiable.

    702 Water St
    Racine, WI 53403-1173
    $695,000
    MLS # 1332535
    Racine County

    Office building(3480), storage building(15120) repair shop (2080) and boat slips. Plus outside storage. Listing also includes the following tax parcels – 00002000,00100001,00230000,00236001

    http://www.firstweber.com/homes/1332535_METRO-702_Water_St-Racine-WI-53403-1173

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