Machinery Row

Machinery Row is an exciting, $65 million mixed use redevelopment of a formerly industrial portion of Racine’s urban riverfront-a 20-acre site that once hosted the original manufacturing operations of J.I. Case Main Works, and Golden Books in more recent decades. Machinery Row will reenergize Racine’s historic riverfront, with adaptive building reuse that celebrates the area’s industrial heritage.

Machinery Row is the first step in Racine’s RootWorks river redevelopment plan to convert the neglected area of the city into a neighborhood similar to Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. Machinery Row was originally a marina on the Root River in Racine, WI. The city demanded a redevelopment of the city and that is where Balestrieri stepped in. In order to demo the old marina, Balestrieri needed to abate the building and get rid of all universal waste.

A very intriguing part of the asbestos abatement was to see all the historical wood that was salvaged for reuse, and when we say a lot of historical wood, we mean hundreds and thousands maybe even close to millions of pieces of wood, that is truly historic to reuse in the future upbringing of the Root River redevelopment.

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