State office building anticipated in Milwaukee is still years away from construction

The Near West Side Partners effort to sell 2.5 acres to the state of Wisconsin for a large office building advanced Tuesday with the caveat that nothing will likely be built there for at least two years, if ever.

There already is a long history to the state’s planning for a new Milwaukee office, with several stops and starts. In mid-January, the state agreed to negotiate with Near West Side Partners to buy a full block the organization assembled southwest of West Wisconsin Avenue and North 27th Street.

The state could build a 200,000-square-foot office there to replace its current downtown operations at Sixth and Wells streets. But Milwaukee Ald. Robert Bauman cautioned Tuesday that nothing will be built unless state officials approve money for the project in the 2021-’22 Wisconsin biennial budget....

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Ken Notes: The State should explore restructuring its office inventory there are several opportunities to "trade up".



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