First meeting for public input on Great River Landing Development

Many ideas aim to make river more accessible

Monday night was the public’s first chance to give their input on the Great River Landing Development through a community planning meeting.

Developers gave the public an overview on where the project has come since it first started in 2008 and how they’re moving forward with the plans. People also got to brainstorm about how the land should be developed.

There were lots of ideas stemming from making the river more accessible to the downtown to enhancing the local trails.

“I’d like to see a trail system of course, easy crossing of the railroads tracks, good fishing look out points for nature. We have a beautiful area and let’s take advantage of that,” said Onalaska Resident Gary Hanson.

A final community meeting is planned for Wednesday at City Hall. That’s where a preliminary design of the Great River Landing Project will be presented.

For more information on the design charrette schedule and how to get involved go to