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New Developments for old Exxon site?

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The old Exxon Mobil site sits in north La Crosse and is littered with debris.

"We will look to take advantage of the waterfront, as well as the large area that is over there," said Mayor Matt Harter.

Right now, the city wants to clean it up-- all 60 acres so developers will be interested.

"We want to have a master plan for the entire parcel of land because there may be different uses. There may be different needs for how it is used," said Dale Hexom, director of Public Works in La Crosse.

If  the city plans to use the site for any sort of residential development, the clean up process is much more intense. Exxon mobile is responsible for restoring the land underneath its old site. The city has notified them its time to clean up but have yet to hear back from them.

Mayor Matt Harter wants the city to have a say in what happens with that land.

"It is really just going to depend on a developer stepping forward and a willing buyer stepping forward...which will play in with the state of the economy," he said.

Harter hopes to work with citizens and any developer to utilize the old Mobil site.

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