Marquette University president Michael Lovell recently announced plans for an $80 million wellness and recreation development on the southwestern edge of campus near downtown Milwaukee.
The project will involve renovating and expanding Marquette’s existing Helfaer Tennis Stadium and Recreation Center, located at 525 N. 16th St., into a 180,000-square-foot facility that will centralize student fitness, recreation, counseling and medical services in one location. Currently, those services are dispersed across the campus.
The facility will include renovated portions of the Helfaer Rec Center, including updated facades, and a newly constructed three-story wellness tower in the center of the facility. Interior building systems will also be replaced.
The university aims to complete the facility by the end of 2024, depending on funding.