Lots for Sale:

Interested in building a new home close to downtown, jobs, and great schools? 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.
  • The Single Family design guide explains the requirements as described in the Single Family design standards, please click here to view
Renovate homes for sale:


1329 Farnam St- $44,900 *Details*: This unique Gambrel Dutch-Style home is located in the Holy Trinity Longfellow Neighborhood, convenient to shopping, hospitals, downtown, schools and many other City amenities. The City desires to preserve the exterior of the home while modernizing and updating the interior. As part of the sale, Purchaser must complete the scope of work outlined in Exhibit A (below).  The City and the Purchaser reserve the right to modify the scope of work as part of negotiating the sale of the property. The negotiated scope of work will will become apart of the Real Estate Purchase Agreement Renovate (below). Purchaser must agree to sign the Real Estate Purchase Agreement Renovate as part of the sale. Upon completion of the renovations, the home must be owner occupied. 


Promise eligible lots for sale: 

1218 6th St S- $15,000: This vacant lot is available for sale for the construction of a single family owner occupied home. Lot is 40' wide x 140' deep, please check with Fire Prevention and Building Safety for front, rear and side yard setbacks. The home must meet the City's Single Family design standards and Purchaser must agree to sign the Real Estate Purchase Agreement (Vacant Land). The lot is located in the Sanford Archaeological District so it will be necessary to have and Archaeologist observe land disturbance. 

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.

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. 

For more information on the steps to purchase a City lot please contact Dawn Reinhart, reinhartda@cityoflacrosse.org or 608-789-7360.  To obtain guidelines on purchasing a vacant city lot,click here