Picking a developer for the Riverside North property was delayed by the holiday season, according to economic development planner Andrea Schnick.

The La Crosse Redevelopment Authority’s regular December meeting was canceled, along with a second meeting scheduled for Thursday. Schnick said Thursday afternoon she hopes the RDA will be ready to finalize its choice of developer at its next meeting, Jan. 25

The proposed agreement would assign a developer to curate the site, leading the way on continuing market analyses, engineering and infrastructure, and facilitating agreements with sub-developers as the large project moves forward.

A public community design process in May 2014 left the city with a detailed vision for the 35-acre property between Copeland Avenue and the Mississippi River, which is one of the last significant parcels of land available for development within the city.

Since then, the city’s planning department and the RDA have worked to find developers interested in turning that vision into a reality, sending out a request for expressions of interest and then a request for proposals in February 2017.


La Crosse city government reporter

Jourdan Vian is a reporter and columnist covering local government and city issues for the La Crosse Tribune. You can contact her at 608-791-8218.

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Just give it to weber or one of the other good old boys for a buck, tax free for the next 50 years, that should be about par for chity hall!!!

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