New hotel planned for downtown La Crosse

Fairfield Inn & Suites would be located at 3rd and King Streets

More demolition is planned in downtown La Crosse. This time it will make room for a new downtown hotel.

The four-story Fairfield Inn and Suites will be located on 3rd Street, between Cass and King Streets. It would feature 92 rooms.

Tim Acklin, a senior planner with the city, says this could be good for tourism. “It could very well give us an opportunity as a city to bring in larger venues because of the space, the hotel space that we have downtown.”

The architecture of the building is an important part of the plan. It needs to have a style that fits with the rest of the downtown buildings.

Demolition on buildings on the block could begin as soon as March to make room for the new hotel. Construction is scheduled to begin April, 2016.