On Air Now

Current Show

The Mark Levin Show   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Call The Mark Levin Show at 1-877-381-3811

Show Info »

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Listen

Listen Live Now » 550 AM Wausau, WI 99.9 FM Stevens Point, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Wausau,WI 54403)

More Weather »
73° Feels Like: 73°
Wind: SE 0 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Partly Cloudy 62°

Tomorrow

Thunderstorms 79°

Fri Night

Thunderstorms 66°

Alerts

Wausau approves multi-family, apartment building

by
The city of Wausau wants to turn this vacant lot on the corner of 7th and Fulton Streets into a 6-unit, multi-family apartment building.  City officials say the development will provide a home for low-income residents on a three-year waiting list for Section 8 housing.
The city of Wausau wants to turn this vacant lot on the corner of 7th and Fulton Streets into a 6-unit, multi-family apartment building. City officials say the development will provide a home for low-income residents on a three-year waiting list for Section 8 housing.

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) – Wausau gave final approval Tuesday to plans for a 6-unit, multi-family apartment complex on the city's northeast side over the objections of neighbors.

The City Council voted 9-2 to rezone 703 Fulton Street to a unified development district that will allow for the project. Aldermen Jonathan Havel and Ed Gale voted no.

City officials say the development will provide a home for low-income residents eligible for Section 8 housing. It will also revitalize a corner that has been plagued with a blighted property for several years.

“When I see the plan for what they're wanting to put up versus what exists out there today, I see that as forward progress,” in eliminating blight, said alderwoman Lisa Rasmussen.

Neighbors remained opposed to the project, delivering a petition with more than 100 signatures.

Ann Hunger said the project is too big and would be built in a neighborhood with too many rental units. Julie Bollman said the project deserves further study. And Richard LaCerte said the property lacked enough adequate parking.

The city’s Community Development Authority will maintain the project and make a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) to the city. The PILOT will actually generate more money for the city than had a private owner purchased the lot and paid property taxes.

Comments