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City asked to annex former I-94 interchange

The owners of 12.3 acres that were once the site for ramps connecting Interstate 94 and Hwy. 35 are making another attempt to have the property annexed into the city of Hudson.

DaMe Properties, led by Daniel R. Bauer, River Falls, filed a new petition for the city to annex the land on May 10.

Monday night, the City Council referred the petition to the Plan Commission for it to review. No mention was made of the proposed use for the site.

The action referring the petition to the Plan Commission for its recommendation was approved as part of the consent agenda.

A few years ago, the City Council rejected a petition to annex the property for use as a water park, hotel, restaurant and retail complex. Nearby residents were concerned about the traffic the development might generate.

More recently, gravel from the site was used to build ramps for the Hwy. 35 and Hanley Road interchange. The site was leveled in the process.

Randy Hanson

Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.

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