NEWS & BLOGS

New Chick-fil-A Opens Wednesday on Janesville's East Side

Nov 01, 2021 News

Chicken sandwich chain Chick-fil-A has announced its location at 2627 Humes Road on Janesville’s east side opens Wednesday.

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City of Janesville Pursues Deal for Option to Buy 129 Acres of Farmland South of City

Oct 26, 2021 News

The city of Janesville is laying the groundwork for a potential $4.5 million industrial land expansion along its south-side business corridor.

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Janesville City Council OKs Up to $2 Million to Contract for Sports Complex Designs

Oct 26, 2021 News

It will likely take upward of a year of work, but the Janesville City Council’s 5-2 vote to move the proposed indoor sports and convention center at Uptown Janesville into its design phase is being viewed as the kick-start for a $25 million to $28 million proposal officials are calling “transformative.”

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Collaborative Efforts Between Municipalities Can Boost Economic Growth, Experts Say

Oct 07, 2021 News

Economic development officials in Rock County agree: Supporting regional growth by fostering cooperation between municipalities, coupled with sound private commercial and residential development strategies, are central to the county’s growth into the future. Regional growth relies on many factors, from land availability to the area’s current labor pool and projects aimed at attracting new residents to the area, but Rock County Development Alliance Executive Director James Otterstein said the three main ones are access, affordability and amenities.

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Site Work Tied to Final Beloit Casino Design Planned

Oct 05, 2021 News

The Ho-Chunk Nation’s Beloit casino and resort project took a major step forward when Gov. Tony Evers ruled in favor of the project’s proposed site being declared trust land for the tribe.

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Children's Museum Still Wants to Locate in Former Bank in Downtown Janesville

Oct 04, 2021 News

The Children's Museum of Rock County board has told the owner of the former First National Bank building in downtown Janesville that the board considers the site at 100 W Milwaukee St its top choice to house a prospective children's museum.

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LKQ, Janesville's Only Auto Salvage Operation, Expands with Major Warehousing Build Out

Oct 01, 2021 News

Sievert and LKQ had asked the city for approval of an on-site expansion that will consolidate most of the salvage yard’s operations into one 125,000-square-foot building, which Sievert said will boost efficiency, allow more room to dismantle vehicles indoors, and create expanded space for quality control, warehousing and shipping of parts throughout the Midwest.

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Former GM Site Up for Auction

Sep 24, 2021 News

Channel 3000 / News 3 Now interview with Coldwell Banker Commercial McGuire Mears & Associates managing Broker Bill Mears and City of Janesville Economic Development Director Gale Price concerning the auction of the former GM property.

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Milwaukee Company Buys 500,000 Square Feet of Warehousing Space in Janesville

Sep 22, 2021 News

A Milwaukee commercial real estate group just scooped up half a million square feet of occupied warehousing and industrial properties in Janesville.

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Donors Front $3.75 Million for Proposed Janesville Indoor Sports Complex

Sep 17, 2021 News

If the proposed indoor ice arena and sports complex at Uptown Janesville comes to fruition, it likely will be named after Woodman’s Food Market, a group of stakeholders who are raising private funds for the project has announced. The Friends of the Indoor Sports Complex made known this week that they have secured $3.75 million in private donations. That includes a $2 million donation from the Janesville-based supermarket chain.

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