New apartments may come to La Crosse's northside

New apartments may come to La Crosse's northside

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - More affordable housing options could be coming to La Crosse's northside.

City officials met Monday to discuss a potential 45 unit apartment complex planned near the old La Crosse Footwear Rubber Mills.

The housing would be a mixture of market rate apartments, along with some as low as 30 percent of market rate.

The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority is reviewing a financing application for the project.

The facility would have a partnership with the proposed Star Center, an adaptive recreation facility to be built nearby.

However, some council members have concerns right now about how close this project is to other rent-controlled homes in La Crosse.

"While it's a needed area, we believe that it should be broken up into different neighborhoods, not just one little area," said Scott Neumeister, La Crosse Common Council Member.

If funding from WHEDA is approved construction may begin in spring of next year.

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