Public works building demolition

Demolition began Wednesday, Nov. 20, on the old Public Works garage.

Demolition started on the old Public Works garage on Nov 20.

Located at 515 S. Fourth St., the garage dates back to the 1930s and has served as a salt storage area since the new 89,000-square foot Public Works facility opened in January of this year at 2439 Cty. Hwy. A on the city’s southeast side.

The old Public Works facility is the latest in a series of downtown demolitions to help clear the way for a redevelopment of Stoughton’s downtown riverfront, where a variety of residential and retail buildings, a riverfront trail as well as a whitewater park and other amenities have been proposed.

The city began courting potential developers for the project last spring, and the City of Stoughton Redevelopment Authority is currently eyeing a plan presented by Curt Vaughn Brink LLC.