LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)-- The La Crosse County Board approved the sale of the Park Plaza site on Barron Island.
County administrator Steve O'Malley says this is the first of many steps before West Coast Development LLC. can take ownership of the 5.7 acre area. There still needs to be a development agreement, zoning and planning approvals from city and an intergovernmental agreement between county and city.
O'Malley says he sees this as a positive move for the county, that's owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes on the land.
If everything stays on track, the developer could close on the deal by the end of August.