Lifestyle Development Proposed on
Kenosha Wisconsin's Downtown Harbor Front
From the inspiration of local designer Stephen Cascio, the City of Kenosha is entertaining the bold concept of PIAZZA and its multi-use amenities. Piazza, meaning urban open space plaza, is a lifestyle development with striking blend of classic old-world charm, pedestaled with polished contemporary proposed on Kenosha's downtown harbor front. A pronounced visual statement representing the past and future of its community.
With its unique aesthetic presence, PIAZZA embraces over 8 square blocks of harbor front and downtown. PIAZZA encloses a Center of the Performing Arts that showcases symphonies, big name performers, concerts, theatre, ballet, dance, student matinees, lectures, filmmaker movies and an art gallery. Adjoining features a 5-star hotel and small convention center hosting people and companies locally, nationally and from around the world. 20 stories luxury residential condominiums and lofts overlook the grand outdoor Piazza area, into the harbor and Lake Michigan. Restaurants, outdoor cafes and specialty boutique shops accommodate ground floor activity. The development also includes all-season indoor and below surface parking, rooftop gardens vistas, an indoor trolley depot that connects to train depot and the residential neighborhood. And designed to bring outdoor social life together is a spacious Piazza for special events, such as the Marketplace, artwalks, small music venues and performers, with a water feature and parkway.
Trolley Right on Track
Imagine, taking the trolley and dropping you off right inside the PIAZZA's fine foods, or escorting you to an evening performance at the Center of Performing Arts, or as you are coming back from Chicago, take you directly from the train station and bring you home to PIAZZA. PIAZZA's enclosed trolley depot accommodates an assortment of public activities. PIAZZA is designed to support a trolley transit hub and selected city bus routes.
Piazza Seeking Developers
The City of Kenosha and Stephen Cascio would jointly seek developers to develop PIAZZA. Together as a group, they would be open to modifying the existing plan to accommodate the success of the development and to further enhance the amenities that will support Kenosha's future and downtown.