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La Crescent City Hall and Quillin’s both due for expansion

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There’s been talk for years about building a larger City Hall in La Crescent.

The city offices share a building with the public library, in a 6,000-square-foot space, but a building about twice that size might be needed. On top of that, the Quillin’s supermarket next door wants to expand, too.

City administrator Bill Waller thinks it’s time for La Crescent to make a five-year plan.

“The five-year plan just allows the city the authority to issue bonds during that five-year window of time,” Waller said. “At this point in time the icty hasn’t determined an actual date or a year or the time frame in which this would happen.”

Or the cost of having a bigger City Hall, as that’s what is going to be studied by a city committee, while La Crescent negotiates with Quillin’s about the store’s needs to keep it as part of downtown.

“A critical component to a community and having them functional and variable and bringing people to downtown and keeping people in the community — that’s very important to the city,” Waller said.

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. Mike

    October 24, 2018 at 1:50 am

    The library is the building next door to city hall.

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