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Another La Crosse committee to look Thursday at purchase of Marine CU building for affordable housing



FILE - The former Marine Credit Union building on Monitor Street in La Crosse, Wis. (PHOTO: Brad Williams)

The plan to develop housing in a north La Crosse office building comes before another city committee Thursday night.

The council’s Finance and Personnel Committee could vote at the 6 p.m. meeting on a resolution to buy the Marine Credit Union offices on Monitor Street for affordable housing. (full agenda)

On Tuesday, the Judiciary and Administration Committee voted down a proposal to rezone the offices for residential use, but the resolution will still move on to the full council meeting next week.

The city made an initial offer of $2.2 million for the Marine building, but could spend several millions more to convert it into up to 30 apartments.

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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