Agreement between city and KABA for new Jockey site deferred

The license agreement between Kenosha and the Kenosha Area Business Alliance for the building at 55th Street and 6th Avenue, which was deferred from the April 18 meeting of the Finance Committee, was again deferred tonight.

The building has been acquired by KABA and is expected to house the Jockey Closeout Center now on 39th Avenue.

Todd Battle, KABA president, requested the deferral for two more weeks in order to ensure that adequate parking would be included in the agreement. The items will appear on the Finance Committee’s agenda in two weeks, on May 16.

Alderperson Jan Michalski stated that “he would love to see downtown turned around. Jockey is a bit of a coup. Even though it’s not in my district, we all have a stake in seeing that this succeeds. Jockey is as close to a mega-store as we’re going to get.”

All members of the Finance Committee voted to defer the item. Because it was deferred at the Finance Committee, it was also deferred at the Common Council meeting.

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