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Apartment plan for old K-Mart site in La Crosse still in the works, but delayed



A new housing development near the bluffs in La Crosse was supposed to be under construction or even partly open by now, at the former K-Mart site on State Road. But the economy seems to have put the “Copper Rocks” project on hold.

The Three Sixty Real Estate company says rising building costs and supply problems have delayed the actual building of a 200-unit complex, which would offer apartments of various sizes from studios to 3-bedroom apartments. The company is waiting to set a date for ground-breaking.

The old K-Mart along Losey Boulevard has been empty since 2017

Building plans for the Copper Rocks development were publicly unveiled in January of last year. The name Copper Rocks was inspired by the glow of the setting sun on the bluffs near the development site.

Three Sixty Real Estate says that no changes have been made to the project, for which construction was to start in 2022. K-Mart opened its store along Losey and State Road in 1965, and closed it in 2017.

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. FakeName 3

    July 20, 2023 at 10:29 am

    Why can’t we house the homeless there?

  2. Carol Herlitzka

    July 20, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    Just what we need more traffic on lousey blvd? More round abouts? More idiots and I mean young idiots. In a hurry, I am sure it isn’t for work?? Maybe coffee shop!

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