Beaver Dam Officials Will Consider Offer To Purchase Shuttered Hospital

(Beaver Dam) The old Lakeview Hospital property in Beaver Dam may soon be changing hands. This coming Tuesday, the Beaver Dam Plan Commission and the Community Development Committee will consider an offer to purchase the old hospital on La Crosse Street to JCW Development LLC. JCW Development is a company registered to WDS Construction of Beaver Dam. JCW is also slated to purchase the nearby Executive Apartment property at 600 West Maple Street. The apartment was the scene of a fatal fire this spring. The same company also recently purchased a lakefront property at 604 West Maple that connects both the apartment site and the old hospital. No word yet from WDS Construction owner Ben Westra on plans for the property. A new TIF District is being discussed in the area. The mayor says the blight-elimination TIF would be needed to help with demolition of the hospital. The structure on the apartment parcel has already been removed. If approved in committee this week, the offers to purchase would then go to the common council for consideration.