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Forward La Crosse

The City of La Crosse has begun the process of updating Confluence, the City of La Crosse’s Comprehensive Plan via Forward La Crosse, a campaign to encourage public involvement in the planning process.


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About Forward La Crosse

The Forward La Crosse Campaign will serve to update “Confluence” adopted in 2002. This campaign, with the help of the citizens of La Crosse, WI, will create an action plan guiding decision making and investment.

The campaign will address issues and opportunities, housing, transportation, economic development, intergovernmental cooperation, land use, utilities, community facilities, agricultural, natural and cultural resources, and plan implementation.

5 Ways to Participate

The survey (1) offers the chance to share insights about what life is like in La Crosse and what you hope to see in the future. Leave comments and photos on a digital map (2) highlighting opportunities for parks and recreation, historic preservation, transportation, and more. Share your priorities via the “voting game.” (3) and identify which principles (4) should be prioritized to guide La Crosse’s future! The visual preference survey (5) is a short survey where you select images that you prefer related to the design of buildings, streets, and public spaces across the City.

Additional Opportunities

4 Ways to Participate

Take the Survey!

Take the survey and tell us about your present experience in La Crosse and what you think the future should look like. All responses are anonymous.


4 Ways to Participate

Leave a Comment!

Access the interactive map for La Crosse. Drag and drop a pin to show us your favorites and what needs improvement!


4 Ways to Participate

Voting Game

What are your top priorities as La Crosse changes over time? Allocate up to 5 “votes” to your favorite categories!


4 Ways to Participate

Guiding Principles

Identify which principles should be prioritized to guide La Crosse’s future by taking this one-question survey!


4 Ways to Participate

Visual Preference

What are your preferences for how buildings, districts, and corridors are designed in La Crosse? What types of open spaces are important to you?


Accessibility Note: The La Crosse Comprehensive Plan modules are fully accessible via screen reader and keyboard navigation with or without the use of a mouse. Note that some functions of the Comment Map are unavailable without the use of a mouse.

If you have any questions or would like to request accommodations to access the Comprehensive Plan website, please email us at info@forwardlacrosse.org

Help Answer Key Questions

– What are you excited for about La Crosse’s Future?
– What do you value or love about La Crosse?
– What topics should this plan address over the next ten or twenty years?
– What are your no rules, out of the box, anything is possible, vision for La Crosse?
– What is one improvement to make life better here?
– How can we improve the quality of life or make La Crosse a more desirable place.

“We always need to think about people first…how our efforts really focus on the needs of the people in the city”

Mitch Reynolds

Mayor, City of La Crosse

“I would love to see the day when nobody has a sense of not feeling welcome…by being in La Crosse”

Tracy Littlejohn

Commissioner, Human Rights Commission

“Accountability in where we want to go versus where we are…make sure we are headed due north”

Tashyra Bernard

Co-founder, Hope Restores


“Find a collective vision, if we had to say we stand for something, what is that? And really put everything we got into it.”

Azia Peterslie

Operator, Drift Mercantile & The Pearl Ice Cream Parlor

“We are kind of geographically locked in how big the City can get. Making the best use of our density and improving density in a lot of areas.’

Jed Olson

Executive Director, ORA Trails

“We are developing more women and minority-owned businesses. Things are becoming much more inclusive.”

Alesha Schandelmeier

Executive Director, The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection

Contact Us

Questions? Concerns?

City Hall
400 La Crosse St
La Crosse, WI 54601

Contact Us
(608) 789-7512