Here's a look at some stories developing this week:
Racine Steel Castings
The city's efforts to revitalize the former Racine Steel Castings plant appear to have fallen through.
City Development Director Brian O'Connell is scheduled to appear before the Public Works and Services Committee on Tuesday asking for the repeal of an ordinance that directed the city to sign an agreement with E.G. Developments LLC to redevelop the site. The ordinance also directed the Redevelopment Authority to buy the property at 1425 N. Memorial Drive.
O'Connell wrote Mayor John Dickert in September saying the city was "unable to obtain execution of an agreement as called for in this resolution."
Also Tuesday, Alderman David Maack will ask the city to revise its flag policy. Maack wants to amend the policy to say flags should be lowered to half staff when the governor encourages such an action. Current city policy says flags should be lowered upon executive order from the governor. The Public Works committee will take up the issue.
Home for single teen dads
A group home for single-teen fathers may open at 1900 Grand Avenue. The Plan Commission will consider Wednesday giving Jeffrey Urquhart a conditional-use permit for the home, which will house eight or fewer teen dads or juvenile males. Staff recommendation is to approve the permit.