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Thursday meeting on $37-$46 million La Crosse Center plans



Prices of plans don’t include $8 million in maintenance 

The La Crosse city council could have four remodeling options to consider, when it gets an update on the La Crosse Center project this week.

The plans are priced between $37-$46 million, but tack on $8 million for deferred future maintenance.

There are two basic plans on the table now, but one of those have three variations.

One scheme would build new meeting space above the existing North Hall. Another, with variations, would build the Center westward toward the river.

Designers have also proposed cutting down the size of a new ballroom and meeting rooms, eliminating plans for a third level, which could be added later to the building, and renovating the main lobby instead of expanding it.

The proposals will be shown Thursday night, before the monthly city council meeting. A special hearing just on the 37-year-old civic center is set for 5 p.m. at La Crosse’s city hall.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Rick Hamilton

    November 6, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Use the money to complete the flood dikes to FEMA accredited standards instead, and eliminate the federal mandate for flood insurance premiums for up to 1400 property owners

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