Information on purchasing a City owned vacant lot:

The City of La Crosse has lots available for sale to developers and homeowners interested in building a new home in the City. All lots are available for the construction of single family owner occupied homes.  For more information please contact Dawn Reinhart, reinhartda@cityoflacrosse.org or 608-789-7360.

  • Guidelines on purchasing a vacant lot please click here.
  • Single Family design standards please click here.
  • Single Family design guide, an explanation of the requirements described in the Single Family design standards, click here.
  • New Home Certification Program Guide, an explanation of the requirements to become Focus on Energy Certified, please click here to view. For more information on Focus on Energy Certification, please contact Kevin Conroy, conroyk@cityoflacrosse.org or 608-789-7336.    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Important information regarding submission of an offer to purchase:

Offers must be approved by the Community Development Committee (CDC), the CDC meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Offers to purchase must be submitted by the 1st Tuesday to be considered for approval. *If an offer has already been received and accepted by the Committee and the lot has been advertised for 14 days, no more additional offers will be accepted

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Promise eligible lots for sale: 

1110 10th St S-$1.00: Listing Details

The Purchaser of this property must demolish the structure within 90 days of purchasing the property. The approx. lot dimensions are 55'x52'. The property is in the La Crosse County's Acquisition and Demolition Grant Program boundaries and may qualify for up to $50,000 in grant funds to prepare the property for redevelopment. The home must be a single family owner occupied residence that meets the City's Single Family design standards. Purchaser must agree to sign the Real estate Purchase Agreement (vacant land) as part of the purchase. For more information on purchasing this property, please refer to the "Guidelines to purchasing a City Vacant Lot" and/or contact Dawn Reinhart at 608-789-7360. 

1614-16 10th St S-$20,000: Listing Details

The City is in the process of demolishing the structures at 1614/16 10th St to make way for a new single family owner occupied home. The approx. lot dimensions are 43.76' x 150'. The home must meet the City's Single Family design standards and Purchaser must agree to sign the Real Estate Purchase Agreement (Vacant Land). Preference will be given to homes that are 1.5-2 stories tall. Property is eligible for the La Crosse Promise and La Crosse County's Acquisition and Demolition Grant Program. For more information please refer to the "Guidelines to purchasing a City Vacant Lot" or contact Dawn Reinhart at 608-789-7360.

Northside Development Opportunities

1332 Caledonia St-$1.00:   

Build here!! The Purchaser of this property must demolish the structure within 90 days of purchasing the property. The approx. lot dimensions are 50'x142'. The property is in the La Crosse County's Acquisition and Demolition Grant Program boundaries and may qualify for up to $50,000 in grant funds to prepare the property for redevelopment. The house plans must meet the City's Single Family design standards. Purchaser must agree to sign the Real estate Purchase Agreement (vacant land) as part of the purchase. For more information on purchasing this property, please refer to the "Guidelines to purchasing a City Vacant Lot"and/or contact Dawn Reinhart at 608-789-7360.

1121 Avon St-$1.00:

Build here!! The approx, lot dimensions are 50'x142'. The Purchaser of this property must demolish the structure within 90 days of purchasing the property. The property is in the La Crosse County's Acquisition and Demolition Grant Program boundaries and may qualify for up to $50,000 in grant funds to prepare the property for redevelopment. The house plans must meet the City's Single Family design standards. Purchaser must agree to sign the Real estate Purchase Agreement (vacant land) as part of the purchase. For more information on purchasing this property, please contact Dawn Reinhart at 608-789-7360.

Vacant lots in the floodplain

Here is your opportunity to build a new home in a quiet neighborhood that is conveniently located to I-90, public transit and bike trails. The vacant lots listed below are for sale for the construction of single family owner occupied homes.Interested Purchasers should review the City's Guidelines for Vacant Land Property Sales. Please note that some exceptions will be made to the City's Single Family Design Standards as the properties are located in the flood plain.

For information specific to the construction of a single family home in the floodplain, please contact Fire Prevention & Building Safety. For information regarding the floodplain and floodplain relief programs, please contact Lewis Kuhlman at 608-789-7361. 

 

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY - Request for Letters of Interest

"Plaid Pantry Site" consists of  618 Jackson St and 624 Jackson St, approximately 0.205 Acres or 8,929 sq. ft.  This site is a high priority for redevelopment for the City of La Crosse and La Crosse County. The site may be eligible for the La Crosse County's Acquisition and Demolition Grant Program. Currently the City is soliciting Letters of Interest (RLOI) for commercial development that will enhance the neighborhood or for multi-family housing that is architecturally pleasing and well-designed. The City’s preference is for taxable proposals and will not accept proposals for non-profit or government use. Exceptions to this may be granted for a day care facility only. For more information on the site and how to respond to the RLOI please click here or contact Dawn Reinhart at 608-789-7360. 

No lots available?

La Crosse County has a grant to help reduce the cost of acquisition, demolition and preparing the property for redevelopment. The Acquisition and Demolition Grant is limited to specific neighborhoods  but is available for both single and multi family projects. The maximum grant amount is based on the size and scope of the project. The Grant is awarded through a competitive application process. For more information please visit www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/economicdevelopment/programs.asp or call Brian Fukuda at 608-785-5792.

Looking for an easy, affordable loan to improve your home?

WHEDA's HomeStyle Renovation Program allows a borrower to purchase a property, or refinance an existing WHEDA loan AND roll allowable renovation and rehabilitation costs into the mortgage transaction. In addition, up to six months of mortgage payments can be included in the financing if a homeowner is unable to live in the home during the renovation. To make it even more affordable, eligible borrowers can use WHEDA down payment assistance to realize up to 100% financing. For more information, go to www.wheda.com and speak with your lender.