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SHINE plan takes next step

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GINA R. HEINE
February 7, 2012
— No members of the public attended or spoke at the Janesville Plan Commission's two public hearings Monday night on proposed TIF district expansion and annexation for the SHINE Medical Technologies development.

"This is a big deal, what we just voted on," plan commission member Robert Consigny said. "It's a big deal, and (there's nobody) here."


He said someone from Forward Janesville or the business community should attend the next council meeting when the issues will be discussed again.


"I'm really disappointed that people aren't here, from the portions of the community that are saying we need jobs, we need jobs, that they aren't here to say, 'Hey, do this!'" Consigny said.


SHINE Medical Technologies is planning to build a production facility in Janesville to produce molybdenum-99, a medical isotope used in more than 30 varieties of diagnostic imaging procedures. When it begins production—most likely in 2015—SHINE plans to be employing about 125 people.


The plan commission voted, 6-0, with member Deb Dongarra-Adams absent to OK two items related to the development. The city council will consider both items at its Monday meeting. They are:


-- Modifying the boundary of Tax Incremental Financing District 35 for the development to add 84 acres of vacant land adjoining the southwest portion of the existing TIF boundary. The property is south of Janesville across Highway 51 from the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport.


-- Annexing about 81 acres of land at 4021 Highway 51 into the city for the proposed development and rezoning it to M1, light industrial district. The property is contiguous with city limits.


IF YOU GO

SHINE Medical Technologies will hold a community open house from 5-7 p.m. tonight at Rotary Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville.


Company officials will be on hand to explain details about the company, its product and the facility it plans to build on the city’s south side.



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