The City of Kenosha and the Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate the start of construction for the Kenosha Innovation Center, the anchor project of the 107-acre Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood (KIN).

The Kenosha Innovation Center, will be a three-story, 65,000-square-foot building that will include leasable tenant space, as well as event and meeting space open for community use.

Located about a mile west of downtown Kenosha, the Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood is the master planned redevelopment of the 107-acre former American Motors Corp. and Chrysler plant site, located east of 30th Avenue between 52nd Street and 60th Street. Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood Inc. is a non-profit organization led by a board of community, education, business and government partners to lead the project.

“Years of vision casting and planning have gone into the revitalization of this land,” said Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian. “Today marks a pivotal milestone as we celebrate the start of construction for the Kenosha Innovation Center. We know that innovation is a key driver of economic growth and competitiveness, and communities that embrace innovation become more attractive to growing businesses and entrepreneurs.”

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