Purchasing a City Owned Property
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-789-7360.
- Guidelines on Purchasing a Vacant Lot
- Single Family Design Standards
- Single Family Design Guide – an explanation of the requirements described in the Single Family design standards
- New Home Certification Guide – an explanation of the requirements to become Focus on Energy Certified. For more information on Focus on Energy Certification, please contact Kevin Conroy, email@example.com or 608-789-7336.
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.
La Crosse Promise Eligible Properties for Sale
COMING SOON! - 1320 5th Ave S
Northside Development Opportunities
1332 Caledonia St. – $13,000
Build here!! The structure is in the process of being demolished. 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 City Lots for Sale "Guidelines to purchasing a City Vacant Lot" and/or 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 Community Risk Management FNA Fire Prevention & Building Safety and Building Inspections. For information regarding the floodplain and floodplain relief programs, please contact Lewis Kuhlman at 608-789-7361.
- 2833 Hamilton Street – $1.00
- 1720 Taylor Street – $1.00
- 2502 Onalaska Ave - $1.00
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.