West Allis-West Milwaukee School District Sold Several Buildings

West Allis-West Milwaukee School District sold several buildings recently.

According a release by the district, they accepted an offer to sell 1135/1139/1205 South 70th Street, 7021 W. Washington Street, and all adjacent parking properties.

These buildings house district offices and school programming.

According to a release from the district, the sale or lease of property is one of several strategies the District is using to improve fiscal stability.

Roosevelt School building was, also, sold and Parkway Center located on Root River Parkway was leased.

The party interested in the 70th street properties is a developer with a vision to revitalize the buildings through a mixed use of retail and commercial office space.

According to the district, sale of these facilities comes at a time when the District is also experiencing declining enrollment.

During the 2014-2015 school year, 9,877 students were enrolled. This year, the enrollment dropped to 9,184 students.

The Lincoln facility will be used to house The Learning Center, Bridges to Learning and the pilot NxGLC high school program.

This site provides much needed room for program expansion and it has the components (e.g., gymnasium, cafeteria, multi-purpose rooms, technical labs, etc.) designed to meet the needs of secondary students.

The proposal also includes a plan to relocate District office personnel to a variety of available space in the district. While this placement splits up administrative staff and programs, it is expected to be temporary.

The public is invited to attend an information session regarding the Proposal for Building Relocation and Transition at Lincoln Intermediate School (7815 West Lapham) on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

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