La Crosse  February 1, 2023 —  The Redevelopment Authority of La Crosse (RDA) has hired Jason Gilman, AICP, Principal at JBG Planning LLC to serve as Project Manager for River Point District after determining this position would offer a range of benefits to the project and its stakeholders. 

The Project Manager will serve as a point of contact for investors, developers, builders and consultants to provide important communications, data and information about the project.

Jason has experience with the River Point District through his previous roles as Director of Planning and Development for the City of La Crosse and Executive Director of the RDA from 2016 – 2020. 

Andrea Trane, current Director of Planning and Development and Executive Director of the RDA is excited to work with Jason again.  “I have the greatest confidence in Jason’s motivation to continue the progress at the River Point District site with his experience in working with the engineering and consultant team and his relationships with developers, businesses and other members of the community,=” 

Progress: Phase 1 of the development of the site was completed last year after 300,000 cubic yards of fill was added to raise the property out of the flood plain.  Contractors are now on site working on Phase 2, laying the infrastructure and constructing River Bend Road, which will connect Copeland Avenue to Causeway Boulevard and serve as the main road of the development.  The RDA is currently under contract with five housing developers which have plans for a mix of housing opportunities including a senior living facility, apartments and for-sale townhomes.

River Point District is a forward-thinking vision for a vibrant, contemporary, mixed-use waterfront neighborhood where abundant natural surroundings create opportunities for unique community amenities and inspiring development. Located in the heart of La Crosse, Wisconsin—at the confluence of the Mississippi, Black and La Crosse Rivers—River Point District will establish a dynamic, sustainable neighborhood within the area’s overall urban fabric and seamlessly connect the community to the rivers and downtown.