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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.