The cost of trying to build more than 100 apartments on a north La Crosse lot has gone up sharply in the last year or two.
The developers who want to build housing near the rubber mills factory made a pitch for city financial help on Thursday to La Crosse’s economic development commission.
Marvin Wanders from Stizo Development says the same kind of project just built in Onalaska cost less than this plan might, mainly because of recent increases in the price of lumber and other materials.
Tim Kabat was in his first year as mayor in 2013, when he helped announce plans for a vacant lot near the rubber mills where a Trane Company plant used to stand.
La Crosse planning director Andrea Trane says Kabat has wanted to see the project go forward.
, and possibly senior housing as well.
Stizo announced plans for residential and commercial uses when the lot was purchased, but the developers became busy with other projects.