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Meetings over backyard house proposal hosted by La Crosse this week



A plan to regulate small backyard houses, called Accessory Dwelling Units, in La Crosse, is coming up for discussion again, after the city council voted in December to delay action on the concept.

Two meetings are planned this week to gather public opinions on accessory dwelling units (ADUs).

The first will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday virtually.

A virtual meeting is set for Wednesday at 5:30 p.m..

The second is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Nature Place, located in Myrick Park.

City committees have been divided on the idea of allowing homeowners to turn unattached buildings or garages into living units.

The city plan commission voted against the ADU proposal in December, while the city council postponed action for 60 days, heading into its February meetings.

City officials have argued that it would be challenging to remodel a structure considered a carriage house into a dwelling that might not be used all year.

Supporters look at the ADU plan as a way to offer more housing in the community.

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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