A developer who’d like to build new apartments near downtown La Crosse is hoping for a “second chance” in the future.
Two city committees have turned down a zoning change which would allow the former Big Brothers Big Sisters office at 5th and Division to be replaced with apartments.
Neighbors have objected to putting more housing in that location, and they recently also opposed plans to open a homeless resource office nearby.
Aaron Wickesberg represented the developer at the judiciary committee hearing on Tuesday, saying “people deserve a second chance at some point. We understand that it may not be on this project, but note that…something else may be coming to the table at some point in the future.”