Town Planning Commission to Consider 12th Street Townhouse Project | Local News I Racine County Eye

RACINE – Racine Revitalization Partnership Inc.’s (RRP) proposal to build a three-unit townhouse project on 12th Street and Highland Avenue will be considered by the City Planning, Heritage and Development Commission on Wednesday. afternoon.

The meeting of the Town planning, heritage and development committee will be held online at 4:30 pm Click on the button to join, using the access code: 341224.

RRP, a nonprofit dedicated to improving neighborhoods, asked the commission to allow construction of the three townhouses with zero foot lot lines. The proposed site is 9,213 square feet of vacant land that RRP acquired from the Town of Racine. The property once housed three separate single-family homes, which were demolished several years ago.

Each of the proposed three townhouses would feature two bedrooms, a two-story kitchen and living room, and a garage on the ground floor. The townhouse units would be sold individually to new owners, said Ed Miller, executive director of RRP.

The design of new construction townhouses is a first for RRP, which previously focused on the rehabilitation of existing single and multi-family properties in the town of Racine.

“We’re approaching this from the perspective of providing cost-effective housing,” Miller said. “We want to do what’s right for first-time home buyers. He added that the compact design of the project accommodates the three housing units on the available land.

Staff from the city’s municipal development department recommended approval of the project, saying that “adding new housing to the neighborhood should be a benefit to the area and not a detriment,” according to a review document and recommendation.

If approved, construction could begin this spring and end in the fall, Miller said.

Miller estimated the costs of the townhouse project at $ 550,000 to $ 560,000. By building the project as part of a US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) neighborhood improvement grant program, each of the individual units would be sold to first-time homebuyers for around $ 110,000. to $ 125,000.

Other RRP projects for 2022

The 12e and the Highland project would bring the number of RRP housing units this year to six. Single-family home rehabilitations are underway at 620 Hubbard Street and 939 Center Street, Miller said. A duplex rehabilitation at 1635 Erie Street is also underway. To learn more about the RRP, visit their website.

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