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Gesturing toward Saz’s State House, where he met his wife, and the Chancery, where he had his first date with her, Gov. Scott Walker was back in his hometown Aug. 5 when he helped break ground on Wangard Partners’ The Reef apartment complex coming to 1215 N. 62nd St.

“This is a happening place and it’s even more so with this project,” said Walker, who has a home nearby on 68th Street. “To see this taking it up a notch, we were pleased not just because this is my hometown but because from an economic development standpoint this is a no-brainer.”

Walker donned a hardhat and grabbed a shovel to take the first ceremonial dig on the site. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, a state agency, contributed $700,000 to environmental cleanup on the site.

“We recognize that you can be both pro-business and pro-environment at the same time,” Walker said.

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