September 26, 2023

🔒 MSOE buys U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Companies constructing adjoining to its campus

The Milwaukee Faculty of Engineering introduced Thursday that it has acquired the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Companies constructing close to its downtown Milwaukee campus.


The 58,429-square-foot, 23-year-old constructing, positioned at 310 E. Knapp St., was offered to MSOE by Sundown Traders. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Companies leases the constructing.


MSOE mentioned it has not but finalized its plans for the constructing’s use however intends to rezone it for “faculty use,” in line with zoning of different buildings on campus, in response to a press launch.


“This strategic acquisition will help our tutorial mission, additional strengthening our potential to ship a top-tier training and the event of the MSOE Mindset in our graduates,” mentioned John Walz, president of MSOE. “As demand for our graduates grows, so too ought to our curricular and co-curricular choices and campus infrastructure to fulfill their wants.” 


The property was bought by MSOE for $1,090,500, in response to state data. Walz and college management are at the moment contemplating a number of potential tutorial makes use of for the constructing, in shut session with MSOE’s Board of Regents, and can share plans as they’re finalized.


A consultant of MSOE declined to touch upon when the lease with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Companies will expire however mentioned MSOE will honor the phrases of the lease. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Companies couldn’t be instantly reached Thursday to remark.


The constructing is within the northeast quadrant of the MSOE campus on the intersection of North Broadway and East Knapp Road. Occupying the opposite three corners of that intersection are MSOE’s Pamela and Hermann Viets Discipline, an NCAA Division III competitors discipline for soccer, lacrosse and membership sports activities; MSOE’s Kern Middle, a 210,000-square-foot recreation, athletic, well being and wellness facility; and a small car parking zone for the college.


The proprietor and principal of Sundown Traders is Kendall G. Breunig, who graduated from MSOE with an Affiliate of Utilized Science in Architectural and Constructing Development Engineering Expertise in 1978 and a bachelor’s diploma in the identical discipline in 1979. He acquired a grasp’s diploma in civil engineering from Marquette College in 1987 and was later awarded an Honorary Physician of Engineering from MSOE in 2017. He served as a member of the MSOE Company earlier than becoming a member of the Board of Regents in 2016 and was inducted to MSOE’s Alumni Wall of Distinction in 2021.