Janesville city council supports economic development
Despite a negative recommendation from city staff, the council Monday night voted unanimously to rezone the vacant Rock Theater building on Newport Avenue. City council member Brian Fitzgerald says the location is a business site needing a business. Council Member Sam Liebert says a top priority is job creation, and if rezoning the site makes it more usable, the city needs to be open minded. Developer Jim Grafft says it's tough marketing a site when there's no guarantee what business might be allowed. He expects tenant to be businesses catering to other businesses.