State Pursuing Much Smaller Building at 27th and Wisconsin

State Pursuing Much Smaller Building at 27th and Wisconsin

The State of Wisconsin is advancing its plan for a new Milwaukee office building, though the scale of the proposed building is now much smaller than once planned.

A newly-released request for information (RFI) from the Department of Administration says the state wants to lease between 55,000 and 65,000 square feet of office space in a newly-constructed office building at N. 27th Street and W. Wisconsin Avenue.

That’s down from a more than 283,000-square-foot, $164 million structure the state was pursuing as recently as 2021.

The project is designed to replace the aging Milwaukee State Office Building, 819 N. 6th St., with a modern facility and avoid addressing deferred maintenance on the downtown building.

But Governor Tony Evers, who inherited the project from Scott Walker‘s administration, saw the Republican-controlled Wisconsin State Legislature strip funding for the project in two consecutive capital budgets...


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