The Mandel Group received approval to construct a 188-unit residential development on 8.5 acres (Lot 4) at Innovation Campus. Two scenarios are proposed for this development, with the difference being the possible redevelopment of the Eschweiler buildings. Due to site constraints, both scenarios include new development consisting of six three-story buildings with underground parking wrapping around the Eschweiler buildings and demolition of the powerhouse (northernmost building). In Plan A, all four historic Eschweiler buildings are preserved for use by the Forestry Exploration Center (FEC) charter school, or some other compatible use. Some apartment amenities will also be located in the Administration building. In Plan B, if the FEC, or some other compatible use, does not materialize, Mandel will rehabilitate the Administration building for apartment amenities and office space for non-profits. Two Eschweiler buildings (Dormitory and Dairy) will be converted to walled gardens and the Engineering building will be demolished.
Business Accelerator Facility
The City of Wauwatosa and the UWM Real Estate Foundation were awarded a $5.4 million dollar grant from the Economic Development Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, to construct a business accelerator facility and related infrastructure improvements. This 25,000 square foot, LEED silver-certified building inlcudes state-of-the-art laboratory facilities used by a number of academic and industry researchers. Information to the overall Innovation Park Campus can be found at the UWM Real Estate Foundation's website
ABB is a multinational corporation, headquarted in Zurich, Switzerland, that develops and manufactures power and automation technologies. They are the first corporate partner to locate in Innovation Park. The three-story 95,000 s.f. office building will house their business operations.