Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood

The Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood (KIN) project involves redeveloping the Chrysler Kenosha Engine Plant site in the City of Kenosha, which closed in 2010. Batterman, in partnership with SmithGroup, was selected to oversee the construction management services for the infrastructure portion of the project, along with the EDA grant administration.

The following are brief updates (most current first) on the progress made since the infrastructure project began on December 1, 2023. Also included are images and notes about the concurrent projects on the KIN site: the LakeView Technology Academy and the Kenosha Innovation Center.


06.07.24 Progress Update

One crew placed a large manhole at 28th Avenue and 60th Street and worked to place the watermain at the south end of 28th Avenue, while a second crew finished the water and sanitary sewer mains on 56th Street south of LakeView Tech. The grading crew is working to build the subgrade of the future roadways and has begun the reconfiguration of the detention basin.

LakeView Technology Academy – Crews continued working on the building’s roof, exterior windows, and interior.
Kenosha Innovation Center – Foundation work continued.


05.31.24 Progress Update

One crew worked to place storm sewer manholes, inlets, and storm pipe on 28th Avenue. The second crew was working to install a large storm sewer manhole and make a watermain connection at the intersection of 28th Avenue and 56th Street. The grading crew was working to build the subgrade of the future roadways and has begun the reconfiguration of the detention basin.

LakeView Technology Academy – Crews continued working on the building’s roof, exterior windows, and interior.
Kenosha Innovation Center – Foundation work continued.


04.25.24 Progress Update

Crews worked to place storm sewer manholes and pipe on 28th Avenue and on the watermain system. A third crew worked on building the subgrade at the 28th Avenue and 56th Street intersection.

LakeView Technology Academy – Crews worked to place the building’s roof panels and install the exterior windows.
Kenosha Innovation Center – Foundation work continued.


04.12.24 Progress Update

The first crew worked to place storm sewer manholes and inlets on 26th Avenue. The western storm line from LakeView Tech was connected. The second crew returned to work on the Bonnie Hame storm line on the project’s north end.


03.29.24 Progress Update

One crew worked on the watermain in the 26th Avenue corridor. A second crew worked on the placement of the Bonnie Hame storm sewer system, placing elliptical pipe northbound, north of the Innovation Center site.

LakeView Technology Academy – Crews continued to erect the school’s interior steel beams and install the building’s roof panels.
Kenosha Innovation Center – Miron continued the installation of the rammed aggregate piers for the building foundation, scheduled to begin the following week.


03.01.24 Progress Update

Two crews worked on the KIN storm sewer system. The first crew placed the mainline storm sewer on 56th Street, moving west, and the second crew placed the Bonnie Hame storm sewer system. A third crew worked on building the fills at the 56th Street and 28th Avenue intersection.

LakeView Technology Academy – Crews continue to erect the school’s interior steel beams and ceiling trusses.
Kenosha Innovation Center – The contract was awarded to Miron Construction. A groundbreaking ceremony was held.


02.23.24 Discovery

While digging on site, a souvenir was discovered. This poured concrete is 4 feet in diameter and 16 feet long. It was attached to a structural I-beam used to support the roof of the old Chrysler building.


02.02.24 Progress Update

Work has been limited for the last few weeks because of the weather. Two sanitary crews are currently working on 28th Avenue. One crew finished the mainline sanitary to the north, and now both crews are finishing the last of the laterals and street stubs.

LakeView Technology Academy – Crews completed most of the school’s outside precast walls and began erecting the interior steel beams and ceiling trusses.


01.04.24 Progress Update

The sanitary crew completed the run on 54th Street from the existing manhole to the east and set the manhole at 28th Avenue. Two sanitary crews worked north and south on 28th Avenue. The southern sanitary crew worked just north of 58th Street. The northern sanitary crew worked just south of 53rd Street.

LakeView Technology Academy – Crews finished the elevator shaft and worked on the school’s outside precast walls.


12.06.23 Progress Update

The sanitary crew started to tie into the existing sanitary runs on the east side of the project site. Connections were successfully completed at 54th and 55th. Erosion control crews placed all required devices at this time. The earthwork crew worked on stripping topsoil ahead of the sanitary crew.

LakeView Technology Academy – Crews worked on the foundation of the new building.

Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood site looking east