Disagreement delays demolition of old Guest House Motel

Published On: Apr 29 2013 11:39:06 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 30 2013 06:51:38 AM CDT
LA CROSSE, Wis. -

A disagreement between the city of La Crosse and a local business is delaying the demolition of the old Guest House Motel.

Dahl Automotive purchased the motel near the corner of 4th and Market St. with the intent of tearing it down.

They want to use the space as temporary parking and eventually build a new showroom. However, the city would like their plans to include a walking and biking path on the property.

Dahl is fighting the idea saying it would cause too many problems with traffic flow and daily deliveries.

The city's plan commission moved the item forward Monday night with the pedestrian path still included in the plan.