IDENTIFYING THE NEED FOR HOUSING IN RACINE COUNTY
Racine County has experienced a surge of commercial development. More businesses recognize the value of investing in Racine County – leading to a great need for more talent. For Racine County to meet the talent needs of new and expanding businesses, the universal understanding was that housing availability needed to increase exponentially.
Racine County, RCEDC, local municipalities, and partnering developers have taken the initiative to meet the housing needs head on. Because of this comprehensive collaboration, we’re experiencing a much-needed surge in housing development, leading to greater opportunities for our employers, as well as current and future residents.
Below is a list of completed, current and future housing development projects in Racine County.
In 2018, Pre/3 purchased 45-acres located in the southeast corner of the Village of Union Grove – this became the location of Dunham Grove, which includes 62 single-family, and 120 multi-family units across 10 buildings containing 12 units each.
Phase I of development includes 26 single-family units and construction of the 120 apartments for Dunham Grove. Phase II construction for the final 35 single-family homes is coming soon!
The Horlick Malted Milk Company located in the City of Racine was in operation from 1873 to 1975 and now is the home of the new Arabella Apartments. In 2018 J. Jeffers & Co. purchased the complex and renovated it into a living space. The 16-acre site holds 60 unique apartment homes, that are ready to be filled with residents. J. Jeffers & Co. is also continuing the development by adding additional parts to the complex (to be completed by 2022).
The Fiduciary Real Estate Development Inc. recently bought land in Mount Pleasant to build an apartment community in 2020 and is currently under construction. The purchase of land covers 27.5 acres, and is located southwest of Braun Road and Hwy 31. The proposed development would have 14 two-story buildings with 20 apartments, and the complex would offer a clubhouse with a pool, fitness center, and other amenities.
Canopy Hills announced it’s development in 2019, and currently is still in the works of being constructed. This community is located in the Village of Union Grove, where the development is down the street from downtown, and Union Grove High School. The proposed development will contain 143 single family lots, 66 condominium units and one commercial site, which will be completed in phases.