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New proposal could provide space for businesses displaced following Kenosha unrest

Posted at 9:47 AM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 10:49:45-05

KENOSHA — A new proposal in Kenosha could allow for a damaged building to be converted into apartments and business space for people displaced following the unrest in Kenosha.

Our news partners, the Milwaukee Business Journal,reported that Gorman & Co.'s proposal would convert a burnt building into 104 apartments and office spaces.

The building was formerly a strip mall, but it was badly burned during the unrest following the Jacob Blake shooting.

The new buildings are located near 22nd Avenue and 61st Street. They would offer nearly 25,000 square feet of retail space for displaced businesses, including some that operated on that block before the August fires.

The Kenosha Area Business Alliance and New Markets Tax Credits would allow for the rent to remain affordable, the Milwaukee Business Journal said.

Around 30 businesses have made the Kenosha County Business Alliance list of businesses damaged by the civil unrest. Those 30 include the companies in the strip mall that could be re-developed.

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