The planned CUW Business School building will include
classrooms, lecture halls and offices.
MEQUON — Plans for a new academic building on the
Concordia University Wisconsin campus received quick and
enthusiastic approval Jan. 15 from the Mequon Planning
proposed 40,716-square-foot building will house the
university’s business school, which long has sought a
dedicated building on the campus along Lake Michigan.
The planned three-story building will include
classrooms, lecture halls and offices for business
programs as well as the schools of education;
hospitality and event management; and health
Planning Commission gave unanimous approval to the
building and site plan for the project after a brief
presentation and little discussion.
Zader, Mequon’s assistant director of Community
Development, said the architecture is similar to other
recently built buildings on campus, including the nearby
School of Pharmacy. This building will be built on the
south portion of the campus on land now used as practice
soccer fields. The building will connect to Luther Hall,
CUW’s main administrative building.
Mayer Helminiak Architects said in documents sent to the
Planning Commission that it anticipated the building
will be ready for full occupancy in January 2019.
brief discussion occurred related to parking. The plans
do not call for any additional parking.
“There is an ample supply of parking for the next five
years,” Zader said, adding that many of the students and
staff who will use the new building are transitioning
there from other locations on campus. He added that
there is an adjacent area that could be developed into a
lot with 70 spots in the future.
Zader said the building will bring the campus closer to
the permitted floor area ratio of 30 percent. He said
only one or two additional buildings could be built on
the portion of the campus north of Highland Road before
that threshold is reached.
university owns another parcel that is just south of the
existing campus. To date, only tennis courts have been
built on that site. A long-range plan developed several
years ago resulted in concern from neighbors.
approved building is a scaled-back version of an
original building of approximately 85,000 square feet.
The university received approval for that project in
October 2016, but never proceeded with its plans. The
building was reduced in size to bring the cost of the
project down, according to a memo Zader wrote to the
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