Kwik Trip's request to demo La Crosse home clears another hurdle

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Plans to take down a single-family home in La Crosse owned by Kwik Trip are approved by a city committee Tuesday night.

La Crosse's Judiciary and Administration committee voted 5 to 2 to approve Kwik Trip's request.

The company wants to remove the house it owns next to its store on Losey Boulevard and replace the house with some green space.

The J and A committee did approve it, but wants Kwik Trip to landscape and add fencing to it.

"On the one hand, we've been business friendly, we like to help local businesses, especially with decisions about their property. But on the other hand, we had a comprehensive plan that showed this site being a residential site and we know the city has an extremely low vacancy rate," said La Crosse's Director of Planning and Development Jason Gilman.

The J&A Committee also says Kwik Trip would continue to pay taxes on the property.

It now needs La Crosse's Common Council to vote on it next week for final approval.

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