La Crosse city council to move forward with Grandma’s Gateway project

LA CROSSE (WKBT) – La Crosse city council is moving forward with the Grandma’s Gateway project.

Grandma’s gateway has been in the works for the past two years and is causing disagreement between the Parks and Rec Department and local residents.

The project would add new trails and access points on the bluff above 29th Street and would run above several homes, causing some safety concerns for neighbors.
As a solution, the city proposed transferring the affected properties from a single-family district to a conservancy district.

City officials working on the project say they have taken environmental impacts into consideration. Last night the city council passed the rezoning with a vote of nine to three.

Although the project is moving forward, a group of concerned neighbors have been out signing petitions and plan to continue fighting to keep the project away from 29th Street.