A proposed three-story building on the Concordia
University Wisconsin campus will provide a home for the
School of Business and other departments.
MEQUON — Concordia University Wisconsin will take its
first formal step with the city of Mequon Monday toward
a new building for its School of Business and other
Details of the proposed 40,716-square-foot, three-story
academic building are included in the university’s
application for building and site plan approval. It was
included with the Mequon Planning Commission agenda that
the city released Wednesday afternoon.
addition to long-proposed space for CUW’s expanding
business program, the building will include classrooms,
lecture halls and offices for the schools of education;
hospitality and event management; and health
professions, according to a memo prepared by Jac Zader,
Mequon’s assistant director of community development.
Concordia received approval in October 2016 for a
four-story building that was approximately 85,000 square
feet. The building was reduced in size to bring the cost
of the project down, according to the memo.
building is proposed for the south portion of the campus
where practice soccer fields now are located. The
building will have a connection to Luther Hall, which is
the main administrative building at the center of the
Attachments to the packet from Mayer Helminiak
Architects anticipate full occupancy of the building by
proposed building and existing parking complies with all
the city’s technical requirements, according to the
memo, which added that the campus is approaching its
permitted floor area ratio of 30 percent.
“Including the proposed building, the calculated FAR is
27.3 percent,” Zader wrote. “This would allow for only
(an) additional one or two buildings on campus before
the limit is reached.”
Assistant City Engineer Bridget Henk said it is not
anticipated that the building will generate any
additional vehicle traffic “and will serve the students
of the existing enrollment on the site.” The site plan
does not include additional parking spaces.
staff has recommended approval of the university’s
building and site plan application.
Planning Commission meeting begins at 7 p.m. Monday at
Mequon City Hall, 11333 N. Cedarburg Road.