KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, the City Council will discuss an agreement for a small projects relocation plan affecting approximately two homeowners, eight properties and nine residents as a result of the 16th Avenue ROW Project in Uptown.
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The meeting will take place tonight (Aug. 2) at 7 p.m. in Room 200 on the second floor of City Hall at 625 52nd St. in Kenosha. You can find the meeting agenda and supporting documents here and here.
According to the supporting documents, the council previously adopted a relocation order for the project, under Section 32.05 of state statues, in May.
“The purpose of the project is to acquire and raze eight properties in order to install a new 16th Avenue between 60th and 63rd Streets,” the documents, prepared by city Community Development Specialist Zohrab Khaligian, state.
The city notified owners and tenants of the affected properties in May. Officials also conducted appraisals of six of the eight properties with Berkshire Hathaway Epic Real Estate in June. They also conducted a relocation interview with one of the two homeowners in the area throughout the month of June.
Small Projects Relocation Plan prepared in July
On July 27, city staff created the Small Projects Relocation Plan up for discussion at tonight’s meeting. Officials will ultimately submit the plan to both the City Council and the state Department of Administration for their approval.
Important to note is that the state reserves small projects relocation plans for projects with less than three displaced persons. While the 16th Avenue project impacts more than three, the state does not consider anyone but the two homeowners “displaced.”
“For the 16th Avenue ROW Project, only the two homeowners are considered displaced because the nine tenants occupying the properties are not considered displaced persons under ADM 92.01 (14)(b)11 because they will be given 180 days of continued occupancy after closing,” the supporting documents state.
The city has also identified five comparable properties for each homeowner.
The images below from the supporting documents further explain the city’s obligations to the homeowners and the overall 16th Avenue project.
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