Froedtert to occupy medical site
Planned $21 million building will provide presence on North Shore

By Gary Achterberg - News Graphic Staff

Dec. 8, 2015

 Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin will be the tenant for  medical clinics planned for the current site of Venture Court and the lot to the north along Port Washington Road in Mequon.
Photo by Gary Achterberg

MEQUON - A proposed three-story medical office building on North Port Washington Road will house primary care and specialty clinics for Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

While the plans have been under discussion with Mequon officials since early September, the development now has been linked to Froedtert, which will be making its first foray onto the North Shore.

“Ryan Co. is the developer of the medical office building planned for Mequon,” said Kathleen Sieja, media relations director for Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin. “We haven’t finalized plans beyond that we are likely to offer primary care and some specialty care services at that location.”

Froedtert’s primary-care clinics now are primarily located west of Milwaukee in locations that include Germantown, Menomonee Falls, West Bend and Sussex. In addition to its flagship hospital at 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave. in Wauwatosa, its network includes Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls and St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend.

The Ryan Companies, which already has broken ground on a 42,500-square-foot Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin clinic at West Mequon Road and Market Street, is proposing to build the clinic on the east side of North Port Washington Road at Venture Court on two existing lots, one of which now houses an aging retail complex best known for the Wooden Goose restaurant, which is relocating.

Plans for the 86,000-square-foot building are advancing with the city. The Mequon Planning Commission and Co..mmon Council approved revised plans for the building in mid-October.

Sieja said earlier this week that it is too early to say when they hope to occupy the building, which they will be renting from Ryan. However, a representative from Ryan told members of the Planning Commission this fall that he expects the building to open late in 2016.

The project has an estimated value of $21 million.

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