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City of La Crosse making plans for loan company building

Brad Williams

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What does the city of La Crosse plan to do with an old office building located near the southside festgrounds? 

Nothing definite yet, according to city planner Jason Gilman.   

The city council voted last week to buy the old loan company office on 3rd Street for $600,000. 

Gilman says that piece of property shows up in three different development plans for the area near the festgrounds and La Crosse City Hall, and it could be developed to bring in more tax revenue than it was worth before.    

Gilman added that the city has not closed on the purchase yet, because it’s still looking into the age of the building and the possible presence of contamination on the site.   

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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