Plans for a mental health facility on Jackson Street in La Crosse are getting a mixed reaction at City Hall.
People living near the proposed site for Tellurian Behavioral Health said at a Judiciary and Administration committee meeting Tuesday night that they support the need for a facility but not near their homes.
“I just ask that you all consider if this was gonna happen in your backyard,” neighbor Debra Johnson said. “We certainly do need something here, but maybe they could by the Kmart property, if that doesn’t go through.”
The Tellurian facility is being proposed inside a former dental clinic. The Kmart remark came because it was also on Tuesday’s agenda.
Representatives for Tellurian said the building would not be a drop-in center or a homeless shelter.
The committee voted 4-1 in favor of a conditional use permit for the facility. The full council votes on it next week.