Company discusses future of Roosevelt Elementary with residents

Neighbors worry about housing, play area for children

Roosevelt Development Meeting

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The future of one the La Crosse School district's oldest buildings is being discussed with neighborhood residents.

Gorman and Company out of Oregon, Wisconsin met with residents tonight about their plans to redevelop Roosevelt Elementary school. The building is being re-purposed as students will now attend the newly-built Northside Elementary. Residents had the chance to share their concerns about the future of the Roosevelt building Monday night. Many say if the school is developed into apartments... they want market-level housing to be put in. One resident who lives near the school says his main concern is what it means for the children in the neighborhood, including his grandchildren. 

"Originally they talked about the playground going out of here, and that's just not an acceptable thing. We have a playground over here by Shopko, but we need one on this side of George St. so the kids have a place to play," said, Pat Korish, a Northside resident.

Gorman and Company will meet with neighbors of the school again September 15.

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