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Rose Street apartment project squeaks through city council



They needed 10 votes, and they got 10 votes. 

Developers of a proposed apartment project on Rose Street received the bare minimum of support for a zoning change from the La Crosse city council on Thursday. 

A three-quarters majority of 10 was required, and the final vote was 10-to-3. 

The developers have been criticized for not providing more information about the building plan, and for proposing to put housing in an area known for drug activity.  

The three-quarters majority was needed, because so many neighbors had objected to the plan.


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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