The City of Platteville has received
a Community Development Block Grant
to begin the development of what’s
called the “Library Block” in Platteville.
The $500,000 grant will help acquire
property and start demolition of those
properties next year. Platteville City
Manager Larry Bierke says the plan
is to replace everything on the block.
Bierke also says the $20-million project
will result in no tax dollars being used
to build a new public library in Platteville.
Proposals for the Library Block in
Platteville include retail space, a hotel,
apartments, a new clinic, and underground
parking, as well as the new public library.