Bear Development, LLC, which looks to create a massive residential development, cleared one hurdle on Dec. 6 when the Common Council approved a rezone map amendment for the parcel near the Burlington Manufacturing and Office Park.

The approval is one more step in a process that will create a subdivision of 300 homes to transform Burlington’s housing stock.

The story on the new development is among the top stories in this week’s edition of the Burlington Standard Press.

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BURGLER ON THE RUN: Burlington Police earlier this week were seeking a Racine man who allegedly burglarized a Burlington home and stole a car from the family on Monday.


ICE FESTIVAL: Downtown Burlington came alive last weekend with the annual Ice Festival featuring the the Wisconsin State Ice Carving Championship in Wehmhoff Square.


CLEARING THE WAY: City of Burlington officials plan to consider a resolution on creating a new tax incremental district at Dec. 20 Common Council meeting. The Common Council discussed the matter on Dec. 6 when officials presented the proposal, which includes approval of a project plan, and establishing boundaries for Tax Incremental District 6.


GRAVEL PIT REZONE: The Common Council on Thursday plans to hold a special meeting to consider a rezone map amendment for proposed gravel pit along McHenry Street. The special meeting, which will be held at the Burlington Public Library at 5 p.m., also includes a closed session to discuss with legal council regarding negotiations for the proposed property at 808-892 McHenry Street.


WRESTLERS DOMINATE: The Burlington High School wrestling team didn’t only have five individual champions at the Saturday Whitewater Invitational The Demons won the Invitational itself, accounting for 293.5 total points, in the 12-team meet.