MADISON-Governor Jim Doyle announced today that Historic Gund Brewery Lofts LLC, La Crosse, La Crosse County, will receive a Blight Elimination and Brownfield Redevelopment (BEBR) grant of $78,000 to help remediate and redevelop the Historic Gund Brewery into loft apartments.
“Cleaning up brownfields is about more than just renewing damaged or vacant land,” Governor Jim Doyle said. “It’s about renewing the pride of a community, and restoring jobs and productivity.”
The grant will be used to renovate the Historic Gund Brewery Lofts. The site will be used to build 85 apartments on a 5-acre site. Total project cost is $10,638,000.
Commerce’s BEBR Program provides grant funds to municipalities, local development corporations, and the private sector to support assessment, remediation and return of contaminated lands to productive use. Brownfields are abandoned, idle, or underused industrial or commercial properties where redevelopment is hindered by real or perceived contamination. For more information about the Brownfields Program, contact Jason Scott, Commerce, at 608/261-7714.