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 Sandards
- Single Family Design Guide – an explanation of the requirements described in the Single Family design standards
- New Home Certification Program 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 Lots for Sale
921 5th Ave S. – $15,000
Purchaser must convert the structure back into a single-family dwelling and perform the renovations identified in the scope of work below. Property has an owner occupied deed restriction and may not be rented at anytime. The City allows Builders, Developers or Investors to purchase the property, perform the renovations and sell the property to an owner-occupied purchaser upon completion. Property is located in the La Crosse Promise boundaries and may be eligible for a scholarship of up to $50,000. Please contact the La Crosse Promise at lacrossepromise.org for more information.
City will also accept offers to purchase to demolish the structure and construct a new single family home. The purchase price to demolish the structure is $1.00. 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 complete redevelopment. All plans, renovate or new construction, 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. The negotiated scope of work will be attached and made part of the real estate purchase agreement. 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 – REDUCED PRICE $13,000
Vacant lot available 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. – $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.
1121 Avon St. – $10,000.00
Vacant Lot, ready for a Single Family Home!! 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 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 thevCity'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.
- 2833 Hamilton Street – $1.00 PRICE REDUCED!
- 1720 Taylor Street – $1.00 PRICE REDUCED!
Development Opportunity - Request for Letters of Interest
618 Jackson St / 1004 7th Street
"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. Click here to view information on the site and how to respond to the RLOI 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.