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Public market plan for La Crosse may need more study

Brad Williams

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Early in the year, developers planning a public market for La Crosse narrowed the possible location down to three ideal sites. 

Two of them are along the La Crosse River, and the third is the area of the post office. 

Now, the city is being asked to spend $50,000 on a study of the southside festgrounds area as the preferred site. 

Andrea Schnick from the city planning office says she’s ready to negotiate with people who own property in the festgrounds neighborhood.    

Funding for a study could be approved in the capital improvement budget, being reviewed at a meeting next Monday.      

The other finalists for a market site are the old Mobil Oil property, now known as River Point, and the post office area.     

 

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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