RACINE, WISCONSIN

About Uptown


In 2007, the City of Racine received a petition from property owners in Uptown that requested the creation of a business improvement district for the purposes of redeveloping Uptown. On August 21, 2007, by Resolution 07-0315, the Common Council approved the creation of the business improvement district and adopted its first-year operating plan (“Plan”) as developed by Racine County Economic Development Corporation in conjunction with the BID proponents. This Plan for 2017 was been prepared by the BID Board.

Local Industry


S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.

S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. (commonly referred to as S. C. Johnson, previously S. C. Johnson Wax and Johnson Wax) is an American multinational privately held manufacturer of household cleaning supplies and other consumer chemicals based in Racine, Wisconsin. S. C. Johnson employs approximately 13,000 and has estimated sales of $10 billion. The company is owned by the Johnson family. H. Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO since 2004, is the fifth generation of the Johnson family to lead the company.

Twin Disc
Twin Disc

Twin Disc, Inc. designs, manufactures and distributes power transmission equipment for a wide range of applications, including marine, off-road vehicle and industrial. The company was founded in 1918 to manufacture clutches for farm tractors. It is now a worldwide company with subsidiaries or sales offices in Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, and South America.

Modine
Modine

Modine Manufacturing is a thermal management company established in 1916 in the United States. The company started as Modine Manufacturing Company by Arthur B Modine who patented the Spirex radiator for tractors. The company built the "world's first" vehicular wind tunnel in Racine, Wisconsin in 1941. The company expanded with a European operation, Modine Schnappling Europe, in 1990 and in 1993 acquired Längerer & Reich, a German heat transfer company founded in 1913.

Nearby Attractions


Golden Rondelle

The Golden Rondelle Theater was originally built as the SC Johnson Pavilion for the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. And there's a great story behind it.

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North Beach

North beach is a 50 acres certified Blue Wave clean beach also has volleyball courts, a snack bar and the Kids Cove playground.

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Reefpoint Marina

Reefpoint Marina is a hidden gem, equipped to accommodate boats of all shapes and sizes and offers a vast array of great amenities.

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Racine Zoo

The Racine Zoological Gardens, or Racine Zoo, is a zoo situated on 28 acres on the shore of Lake Michigan in Racine, Wisconsin.

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Board Members


Uptown Business Improvement District (BID) Advisory Board – 2019

Chairman

Linea Anthony

Racine Merchandise Mart

1512 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53403

414.807.4467

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Treasurer

Andy Hay

Guy Lloyd, Inc.

1650 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53403

262.632.4566

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Secretary

Cory Mason

Twin Disc, Inc.

1328 Racine Street
Racine, WI 53403

262.638.4234

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Felicia Cooper

Petals by Felicia

1337 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53403

262.880.1217

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John Tate, II

(Alderman)

730 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53403

414.378.7710

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Tad Ballantyne

2300 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53403

262.497.4625

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Guy Singer

Guy Singer Dance Studio

1514 Junction Avenue
Racine, WI 53403

262.652.6320

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JoAnn Nelson

Yesterday's Memories

1339 14th Street
Racine, WI 53403

262.260.8085

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Lauren Klein

High Riders Motorcycle Club

1532 Augusta Street
Racine, WI 53402

262.930.0911

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Ex Officio Liaison

Ben Lehner

Racine, Department of City Development

730 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53403

262.635.3320

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Ex Officio Liaison

Jeffrey Towne

Racine, Department of City Development

730 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53403

262.636.9194

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Ex Officio Liaison

Jacob "Jake" Mauer

RPD – 16th Street COP House

1900 16th Street
Racine, WI 53403

262.619.3514

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