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Purchase of La Crosse credit union office for housing comes up for city review this week

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La Crosse city committees will get a chance this week to study the plan to develop housing in a north-side office building.

The proposed purchase of the Marine Credit Union building on Monitor Street will be reviewed at 4 p.m. Monday by the City Plan Commission (agenda). The plan will come up for another public hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday before the council’s Judiciary and Administration Committee (agenda).

Affordable housing reportedly is the goal, with city officials wanting to convert the indoor space at the credit union into apartments — possibly creating 30 new units. Mayor Mitch Reynolds, however, did mention early last week the building could be used for the homeless.

The Marine office had been posted for sale before the housing proposal was listed on city meeting agendas.

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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