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La Crosse committee seeks more info on Trane site project



A city council committee needs more information before making a zoning change for a north La Crosse project. 

The judiciary committee voted in favor of further information on the Star Center project, proposed for the site of a former Trane Company plant near George Street. 

“I hope that people have recognized the importance of the project to our community, to make it healthier, and really be a catalyst for development of that north side,” Gundersen physician Virginia Wintersteen, one of the planners behind the Star Center project, said.

Council president Martin Gaul said he supports the project, but echoes a frequent complaint about development plans in La Crosse — that the city could be backing a tax-exempt development.  

The plan commission voted Monday to support the development of a facility offering special activities to the disabled and other residents.


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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