The City of La Crosse (City) is soliciting Letters of Interest (LOI) for the purchase and re-development of an 8,800 square feet building that was built to be a fire station and was most recently the Southside Senior Center. The redevelopment may be for commercial, residential or a mixed-use project, but must be taxable and be consistent with the City’s adopted Master Plan.
The City is selling the building for $300 but the proposer must agree to significantly restore and renovate the building. The purchaser must agree to making significant repairs and improvements on the exterior, estimated to cost $60,000-$150,000. The property may be eligible for State and Federal Historic Tax Credits and has a working elevator. To obtain State and Federal Historic Tax Credits, this may require restoring the north façade to its original condition, including possibly adding the original bell tower, keeping historically significant exterior and interior architectural features.
The deadline to submit a Letter of Interest is December 3, 2019.
Request for Letters of Interest (WORD Version), Request for Letters of Interest (PDF Version)
Architectural and Engineering Analysis on the Building
Sample Developers Agreement
Original Building Blueprints
West side (alley)