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.