Changes are coming soon at a high profile intersection in Onalaska.
Half a block on the south side of Main Street on Highway 35 could be turned into a community park later this year, according to plans being made by Dave and Barb Skogen.
The Skogens have purchase agreements for 4 lots on the site.
Skogen said he and his wife wanted to do something that fits in with the new river landing on the other side of Highway 35.
"It's a park where people could walk, people could bike," Skogen said, "It's just an exciting thing. It's kind of new territory for Barb and I but certainly exciting."
Skogen said Onalaska city leaders are enthusiastic about the idea. And so is he.
"I don't remember having this much fun," Skogen told us, "since we opened our first ground up store in Onalaska, Center 90, back in '75."
Skogen says the new park could host art fairs and community Christmas celebrations and plans a forty foot Christmas tree to be installed in the park.
Working name for the park so far: "Our Park."
A restaurant is also planned for the site.
Skogen hopes to have construction started on the park by July.