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War Eagle apartment, retail combo proposed for Black River property off causeway

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A $21-million apartment and retail complex is being planned in La Crosse’s River Point District.

City committees are looking at designs for the War Eagle Building.

The project would offer two floors of commercial business space, along with 52 apartments on the upper floors.

The six-story building, to be named after the old War Eagle riverboat, is proposed for a lot next to the Black River.

The boat called the War Eagle burned and sank at La Crosse in 1870.

La Crosse’s economic and community development commission discussed tax increment funding (TIF) assistance for the project at a Wednesday meeting.

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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