A Featured Region: Uptown Kenosha
Bordered by an unmistakable office building which is the global headquarters of Jockey International, and the eastern most stretch of Highway 50, this neighborhood also includes storefronts, parks, and a library.
A revitalization plan is in the works, which includes the creation of Uptown Lofts, a mixed-use retail and residential complex in the Uptown community. Uptown Lofts complements the Kenosha Downtown Vision Plan and the Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood (KIN) project.
Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood:
Construction to begin in 2023!
The Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood (KIN) is the forward-thinking revitalization and transformation of 107 acres of vacant land in the heart of Kenosha. It will be a regional destination for neighbors, the broader Kenosha community, visitors, and end-users with innovation-focused office, medical, educational, commercial, and residential space that is respectful of and responsive to the unique needs of Kenosha’s richly diverse communities.
The City of Kenosha has been working with partners for several years to plan for redevelopment of the former AMC/Chrysler site. The 107-acre site between 52nd and 60th Streets, east of 30th Avenue has seen all buildings demolished and extensive environmental remediation completed.
The City has engaged with local stakeholders in business, higher education, community organizations, and residents of the surrounding neighborhoods to plan the Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood. This mixed-use development will include spaces to live, work, and play, but will have a focus on education, innovation and creation of new companies, advancement of technologies, and creation of jobs.
With support from federal and state funds, work will commence on the first two roads through the project, 56th Street and 28th Avenue. Initial projects to catalyze development will include a technology school and an Innovation Center with programs to incubate new business start-ups and support small businesses.
Partnerships with UW–Parkside, Carthage College, Gateway Technical College, and Herzing University are being developed, and the local and regional business community is actively engaging with the project. The overarching goal is to retain our young people and attract additional people, businesses, investment, and jobs to the City and the region to benefit current and future generations.
To learn more about the Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood or the Uptown area, please contact the City of Kenosha Development Department at 262-653-4030 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About the mural shown above:
Starry Night over Kenosha by artist Eric Houghton. Painted on the West facing wall of Deberge’s Framing and Gallery in the Uptown neighborhood, 2008 63rd Street. This work is an interpretation of Van Gogh’s famous “Starry Night”, but the cityscape has been altered to look like Kenosha including our red lighthouse.
Located in Uptown Kenosha:
Our Featured Regions: Just as some larger cities have distinctive neighborhoods or boroughs that are well-known to visitors, Kenosha has similarly identifiable regions. For our purposes, we refer to three regions on VisitKenosha.com: Downtown Kenosha, Uptown Kenosha, and West of I-94. These three areas only cover a portion of Kenosha County. Numerous attractions, restaurants, shops, hotels, as well as other businesses and organizations that are listed on our website fall outside of these general regions.