HWY 53/Rose Street/Copeland Ave Corridor Master Plan

Please keep checking back to see when the next Community Workshop will be held.


DRAFT CONCEPTS FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT

Below you will find the draft plans presented at the May 16th Community Workshop. Please provide any feedback to Tim Acklin at acklint@cityoflacrosse.org or 608-789-7391.

 


 

This website is designed to be an information portal for details about the City of La Crosse – Hwy 53/Rose Street/Copeland Ave Corridor Master Planning process. Please check back often to learn when the next public meetings are, how to get involved and provide input, to learn what’s going on with the process or to view other useful information related to the process.


The City of La Crosse strives to provide information to its citizens utilizing the most up-to-date means available, improving transparency and providing easier access to accurate information

The purpose of this project is to develop a comprehensive Hwy 53 Corridor Master Plan that will address transportation design of infrastructure, economic development opportunities, urban design, land use and redevelopment opportunities, environmental opportunities and constraints, historic preservation, and linkages to the adjacent neighborhoods for the Northside of La Crosse. Hwy 53 from 1-90-Exit 3 is a primary gateway into the City of La Crosse and the development of a master plan has been a high priority for many years. This plan is intended to provide the framework necessary to plan for the land use, redevelopment, and transportation decisions of this corridor for the next 15-20 years. This corridor is also part of the Great River Road National Scenic Byway that runs from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. A map of the Project Boundary can be found here.

See below for more information on:

Study Area
Public Participation/Steering Committee Meetings
Documents
Steering Committee and Consultant Team
Contact


Study Area


Public Participation/Steering Committee Meetings

Effective community engagement is essential for good public decision making and will be critical to understanding needs, developing land use plans, and building support for the Hwy 53 Corridor Master Plan. The Community Engagement Plan (CEP) will serve as a guide for the engagement of Hwy 53 Corridor stakeholders, residents, and businesses during the planning process. The purpose of the CEP is to document the tasks related to stakeholder and public engagement that will be undertaken during the preparation of the plan. In general, the intent of the community engagement process will be to be proactive rather than reactive, and to work closely with local communities to build on their successes and to empower people to engage in this as well as other future public initiatives.

Public activities include four Public Meetings/Presentations. The purpose of the meetings is to gather meaningful input from and disseminate information to elected officials, area residents, businesses, institutions, and other stakeholders. Information from these meeting will be used to plan for more efficient and safe travel in the corridor for all users.

All meetings are open to the public to attend.

Steering Committee Meeting
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 12 pm (City Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room)

Meeting Agenda

Steering Committee Meeting
Friday, June 23, 2017 at 12 pm (City Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room)

Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes

Community Workshop #3
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. (Northside Elementary School Cafeteria)

Meeting Agenda
Community Workshop Presentation
Implementation Presentation
DRAFT Corridor Concept Plan- Overview
DRAFT Corridor Concept Plan- Overview with Public Comments
DRAFT Corridor Pulse Node Concept Plan- Overview
DRAFT Corridor Pulse Node Concept Plan- Overview with Public Comments
DRAFT Pulse Node A & B Concept Plan- Detail
DRAFT Pulse Node A & B Concept Plan- Detail with Public Comments
DRAFT Pulse Node C & D Concept Plan- Detail
DRAFT Pulse Node C & D Concept Plan- Detail with Public Comments
Multi-Modal Transportation Recommendations with Public Comments
Open Space-Public Areas Recommendations with Public Comments
Redevelopment Recommendations with Public CommentsSteering Committee Meeting
Vision-Goals-Objectives Recommendations with Public Comments

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 12 pm (City Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room)

Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Steering Committee Presentation_5-16-2017
DRAFT Design Recommendations
Hwy 53 Corridor Pro Forma Analysis - Memo to Steering Committee

Steering Committee Meeting
Friday, March 10, 2017 at 12 pm (City Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room)

Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes

Community Workshop #2
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. (Northside Elementary School Cafeteria)

The purpose of this workshop is to present all of the feedback from the data collection phase of the project and obtain your thoughts, input, and perspectives on a draft set of strategies, goals, and objectives. Refreshments will be provided. On-site childcare is available.

Hwy 53 Corridor Draft Concept A
Zoomed Board Draft Concept A
Hwy 53 Corridor Draft Concept A Public Comments
Hwy 53 Corridor Draft Concept B
Zoomed Board Draft Concept B
Hwy 53 Corridor Draft Concept B Public Comments
Hwy 53 Corridor Draft Bicycle Concept
Hwy 53 Corridor Draft Roadway Concept
Hwy 53 Corridor Draft Transit and Wayfinding Concept
Hwy 53 Corridor Draft Transportation Features Concept
Hwy 53 Corridor Draft Transportation Features Concept Public Comments
Hwy 53 Corridor Draft Street and Intersection Concepts
Hwy 53 Corridor Draft Street and Intersection Concept of Rose St at Clinton St
Hwy 53 Corridor Draft Street and Intersection Concept of Rose St at Buchner Pl
Hwy 53 Corridor Draft Street and Intersection Concept of Avon St at Monitor St
Hwy 53 Corridor Draft Street and Intersection Concept of Avon St at St Cloud St
Hwy 53 Corridor Draft Street and Intersection Concept of Avon St at Clinton St
Hwy 53 Corridor Draft Street and Intersection Concept of Avon St at Gillette St
Hwy 53 Corridor Draft Street and Intersection Concepts Public Comments
Hwy 53 Corridor Draft Street Cross Sections
Hwy 53 Corridor Draft Street Cross Sections Public Comments
Hwy 53 Draft Market and Economic Analysis
Hwy 53 Draft Goals and Objectives
Meeting Flyer

Steering Committee Meeting
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 12 pm (City Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room)

Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes

Steering Committee Meeting
Thursday, January 18, 2017 at 12pm (City Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room)

Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Presentation
Draft Goals and Objectives

Stakeholder Input Meetings
November 2016-January 2017

Stakeholder Input Meetings Schedule

Steering Committee Meeting
Friday, November 11, 2016 at 12pm (City Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room)

Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Presentation

Community Workshop #1
Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 6pm (Northside Elementary School Cafeteria)

Please join us to share your ideas and vision for the corridor. Refreshments will be provided. On-site childcare is available.
Meeting Agenda
Presentation
Meeting Flyer

Steering Committee Kick-Off Meeting
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 10am (Black River Beach House)

This meeting will feature the following Information to discuss existing conditions, corridor vision, stakeholder identification and provide a corridor tour.
Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Presentation
Visioning Exercise
Steering Committee Visioning Results
Tour Route Map
Tour Questions


Documents

Schedule
Final Community Engagement Plan
Final Request For Information


Steering Committee and Consultant Team

The Common Council approved the creation of the Hwy 53 Corridor Master Plan Steering Committee that primarily consists of North La Crosse residents, business owners, and elected officials. The purpose of the Steering Committee is to be a principal advisory body that will provide guidance and support to planning staff and the Consultant Team throughout the planning process. The Committee will provide leadership; guidance on key issues based on the member’s unique knowledge of community needs and goals; review major work elements and products prior to release to the public; and provide input and feedback on key issues, visions, and land use policies. The Steering Committee typically focuses on input, review, and community acceptance of fundamental visions and policy directions rather than deliberating on the precise wording of policies and programs or technical supporting data. Members will also serve as conduits to their respective constituents, informing them about opportunities for public participation, distributing workshop flyers and other information, and encouraging public participation in the process. 

The Steering Committee includes:

Mayor Tim Kabat
CM Andrea Richmond District 1
CM Scott Neumeister, District 2 
Nick Roush, Citizen Member
Elaine Yager, City Plan Commission
Robin Moses, Downtown Mainstreet Inc 
Vicki Markussen, Chamber of Commerce
Arthur Sommerfield, WisDOT

A Request for Proposals (RFP) was sent out by the Planning and Development Department to select a consultant firm or team to assist the City in creating the plan. After reviewing all of the proposals and interviewing each firm the Steering Committee recommended the consultant team of Perkins+Will, ISG, and Toole Design Group to the Common Council who


Contact

Questions, comments and suggestions on this planning effort should be directed to:

Tim Acklin, AICP
Senior Planner
City of La Crosse
400 La Crosse St
La Crosse, WI 54601
608-789-7391
acklint@cityoflacrosse.org