Downtown Redevelopment

Vibrant downtowns are important for the health of our regional economy and for our ability to recruit top talent to local firms.  Redevelopment efforts should continue to focus on the waterfront and on development of mixed-income housing and associated amenities. We support expansion of the KI Convention Center and associated lodging (in conjunction with plans to expand expo and meeting space elsewhere in the community), as well as continued efforts to gain the highest and best use of the Larsen Green site, the De Pere Riverwalk and other community downtown projects. Wisconsinshould continue to develop new tools and strengthen existing redevelopment tools such as expedited single-site tax increment financing (TIF) districts and downtown development authorities as a possible supplement to business improvement districts (BIDs).