The site of a former La Crosse grocery store could have townhomes on it soon.
At a meeting on Monday, the city plan commission will review a proposal to build four homes and a garage on the Jackson Street lot where the Plaid Pantry used to stand. A recommendation could be sent to council committee.
The Pantry was a popular neighborhood store operated between 6th and 7th Streets, from 1977 until 1999, and the building was torn down several years ago.
The city bought the site for future development in 2017.
In other city business this week, council members could take another crack at a statement on climate change during its late August/September cycle of meetings.
A proposed declaration of a “climate emergency” was defeated by the city council’s judiciary committee this month, so it could be rewritten.
The previous version was considered too “divisive,” in endorsing cutbacks in fossil fuel use and exploration.
An edited version of the resolution replaces references to fossil fuel with calls to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.