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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Lots for Sale: 

2502 Onalaska Ave S - $10,000:

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 lot is for sale for the construction of a single family owner occupied home. Some exceptions will be made to the City's Single Family Design Standards as the property is located in the flood plain. For information on requirements to build in the flood plain, please contact Lewis Kuhlman at 608-789-7361. Interested Purchasers should review the City's Guidelines for Vacant Land Property Sales.

500 Mississippi St & 1003 5th Ave S - $15,000.00:

 These properties were combined to create one lot, estimated lot size 60' x 126'. Lot has a two car garage and is ready for the construction of a 1.5 or 2 story single family owner occupied home. The home must meet the City's Single Family design standards and Purchaser must agree to sign the Real Estate Purchase Agreement (Vacant Land). Property is eligible for the La Crosse Promise and La Crosse County's Acquisition and Demolition Grant Program.

1218 6th St S- $9,800.00: Price Reduction!

 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). There are restrictions on ground disturbance as the lot is located in the Sanford Archaeological District. Please contact Dawn Reinhart at 608-789-7360 for more information. 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.

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.