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New projects along Highway 16 approved by city plan commission



More development may be coming soon to the east side of Highway 16, near the Valley View Mall. 

La Crosse’s city plan commission approved two projects Monday which would be built near the intersection of Hwy. 16 and Gillette Street. 

One would be an office building for Castle Realty, in a former Kwik Trip. 

The other would be a 24-unit apartment complex, offering one- and two-bedroom apartments.

Neighbors have concerns about the increased volume of traffic, which already is apparently high in that area now. 

It’s estimated that about 25,000 cars a day use Highway 16 in the mall area. More than half of those drivers live outside La Crosse.

Both projects will be reviewed Tuesday night by the city council judiciary committee.

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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