Is there too much parking space already on one La Crosse college campus? Members of the city judiciary committee are split on a plan to demolish a house in the Western Tech neighborhood to provide green space, which might eventually become a parking lot.
Opponents of the plan say the house hasn’t been condemned, so there’s no good reason to tear it down. Council member Mackenzie Mindel says she has watched parking space grow at Western in recent years.
“I have seen this neighborhood be demolished over the last 10 years, and I’ve seen what, I’ve seen the spread of surface parking as well,” says Mindel.
Committee member Jennifer Trost also is against demolishing a house that is not condemned.
The full city council will take up the demolition request from WTC at the July meeting next week.