Sen. Lassa Statement on Tribune Building Grant

MADISON -- State Senator Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point) issued the following statement today in reaction to the announcement of a $472,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to the City of Wisconsin Rapids to help renovate the Tribune Building:

“Congratulations to the City and to Incourage Community Foundation for receiving this award, which will provide important support for the multi-million dollar Tribune Building renovation project.  They have done a great job of building community input and support, and coming up with a design which will not only revitalize this historic building but also bring greater vitality to the Wisconsin Rapids downtown.  I think this Community Development Investment Grant was awarded in recognition of the great planning and consensus building that had gone into the Tribune Building project, and it will be exciting to see those plans come to fruition.”