La Crosse offers to buy property damaged by fire three weeks ago

City offers $15,000

La Crosse offers to buy property...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The city of La Crosse is offering to buy the site of a recent fire.

Three weeks ago, a fire destroyed an apartment building on Division Street.  The building is now condemned.

The city is offering to buy the building for $15,000. The building would be demolished and the property would be used for future development.

"I think for now we're probably just looking at a simple asset like a community garden. We'd love to see more neighborhood retail go there, perhaps a single-family home, and perhaps a brand new residential development,” said La Crosse Community Development Administrator Caroline Gregerson.

The current owner of the property has not yet accepted the city's offer.

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