Request for Exception to Minimum Height Standards

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Buildings erected or constructed after July 1, 2002, in the area bounded by Cameron Street, Eighth Street, La Crosse River and Mississippi River within the multiple dwelling, special multiple dwelling, community business, commercial, light industrial, heavy industrial, planned development or public and semi-public district shall have a minimum of two stories in height. City park land and structures thereon within said boundaries shall be exempt from these provisions. The requirements of this subsection may be modified or waived upon application to the Common Council.

Apply for a Request for Exception to Standards

Applications must be filed with the City Clerk on forms provided by the City. Applications filed by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday following the second Thursday of the month shall be considered after a public hearing is duly noticed in advance and all property owners within 200 feet have been notified. Any request for exceptions shall be routed to the City Plan Commission, Judiciary and Administrative Committee and Common Council for consideration and final determination as a legislative enactment.

Filing Fee

$100.00  is due at the time of application (cash, check payable to the City Treasurer or credit card subject to convenience fee).

More Information

For more information refer to 115-390(1)(e) of the Municipal Code.


If you have questions, call the City Clerk's Office at (608) 789-7510.

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