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Rose Street apartment plan still in front of City Council

Brad Williams

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A new housing plan for a block of Rose Street in La Crosse moves ahead to a city committee meeting on Tuesday. 

The city plan commission has narrowly approved the apartment building plans on a 5-to-3 vote. 

Neighbors of the property are concerned about drug activity in the area, and the developer says those neighbors haven’t changed their minds about opposing the building plan. 

Mayor Tim Kabat says he can’t fully support the project yet, either, until he sees more details.

The plan commission also has approved rezoning for land near Highway 14 which had been considered for a new fire station.   

The city has given up plans to develop a fire station at Creekside Place near the Shrine of Guadalupe.

The land will be zoned differently, probably for single-family housing.

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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