Wyalusing Academy about to be transformed into Lawler Lofts
RVI's efforts at developing one piece of the economic vitality pie in Prairie du Chien are about to be launched, pending a few standard approvals this month in Prairie du Chien and at the State level. Commonwealth Development will then take the empty building and transform it into gorgeous apartment living for 42 lucky families. The project should take about a year to construct. The building, a long time beauty in the City, will be preserved indefinitely as a National Register of Historic Buildings, but the amenities will be up to date and ready for the next century.
River to Valley Initiative (RVI) is a
broad based charitable organization, serving economically challenged
communities to provide relief to poor, distressed, and the underprivileged in
rural communities, thereby lessening the burdens of government, and by
combating community deterioration through a holistic approach by working to
establish long term sustainable economies.
RVI will bring together leaders, facilitate collaboration, and assemble resources to promote sustainable development activities that integrate housing, business development, tourism, transportation, agricultural and natural resources, cultural and historical resources, and infrastructure recommendations and planning detail to address the interdependent challenges of: (1) economic competitiveness and revitalization; (2) work force development; (3) prepare for the development of housing and business development ; and (3) adhere to sustainable development and livability principles that will serve and uplift economically challenged communities.