By Correne Martin
Activity at the former Wyalusing Academy property in Prairie du Chien may have caught the attention of anyone taking notice recently. Two storage sheds on the south end of the main structures were disassembled and discarded. Commonwealth Corporation is preparing to start construction inside the historic facility as soon as spring arrives.
The future apartment complex, Lawler School Lofts, is expected to be open within one year of the construction beginning, according to Kevin McDonell, vice president of development, Commonwealth Development Corporation of America.
River to Valley Initiatives, the current owner, removed the old sheds, which will be replaced with a couple new garages for parking, McDonell said.
“Our construction team is doing its preliminary due diligence on the inside of the facility. We’re hoping as soon as things dry up, construction can start,” McDonell stated.