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New homes on Plaid Pantry site, change in climate policy up for discussion by La Crosse city officials

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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. 

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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  1. Matthew Murray

    September 8, 2022 at 5:39 am

    Well maybe put some one like me in o e of those apartments In that new house and let me pay rent of thirty percent of my income or he’ll the city owns the building or the property let all of those apartments pay thirty percent of there in come and then you will be doing some thing down here put us in condos and let the city hold the mortgages on the property and make it affordable for us and you too build condos all over the city and run them and there is your solution for your homeless problem too and we have people who would love 5o be buying g a condo next to each other in the town and I. 20 years of payments then you own it and use the right funds for the right thing how many people can work down here built or getting up to code so get all of your condemned property’s owend bye the city now and to do thathere are 69 to date Mr mayor so what’s up with us bringing up to code those houses or property and then we can employ more of us not like the homeless cowadanato

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