Housing development proposed for vacant riverfront lot

22 Mar 2021

News, Eau Claire

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - A developer has come forward with a proposal that would invest $17 million into mixed use housing on the city’s north side.

City Council Member Andrew Werthmann calls a plot of excess land at the intersection of Birch Street and Galloway Street, prime real estate.

After five years on the market, the Eau Claire City Council will vote Tuesday to approve the sale of the valuable land to Rykey Properties, llc.

“To see a $17 million project coming in right when we’re trying to rebuild from COVID, this is the kind of investments in our community that we really want to see more of,” Werthmann says.

He says the investment in the piece of excess land would help the city recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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