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Copper Rocks project to replace La Crosse Kmart up for discussion in April

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La Crosse city committees will start working this week on new plans for the old Kmart on State Road.

A proposal before the council and the city plan commission would put the K-Mart site in the “planned development district.”

Developers have already proposed designs for housing and some business for the complex which would be named “Copper Rocks.”

Back in January, Three Sixty Real Estate Solutions said the building would be coming down “some time in the summer,” development director Jeremy Novak said on La Crosse Talk PM.

A city report says the site would be turned into a “vibrant mixed-use development” at what is considered the busiest intersection in La Crosse, at State Road and Losey Boulevard.

The plan commission meets Monday afternoon, and the council’s Judiciary and Finance Committee has a Tuesday night session.

City meetings are mostly moving back to La Crosse City Hall, after a year of remodeling, which forced the council and committees to have meetings at the south-side neighborhood center on 6th Street.

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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