This week, Columbia St. Mary’s is opening the 162,000-square-foot Water Tower Medical Commons building at 2350 N. Lake Dr. The new structure is the second office building to open as part of Columbia St. Mary’s $417 million project on the east side of Milwaukee. Prospect Medical Commons, located above the Whole Foods store at the corner of North Avenue and Prospect Avenue, opened in 2005.
Water Tower Medical Commons will include offices for independent physician practices and physicians employed by Columbia St. Mary’s Community Physicians. Columbia St. Mary’s new, 40,000-square-foot cancer center will be located in the building and will open in January.
Many of the physicians in Water Tower Medical Commons were previously located in Seton Tower, the building located across the street that will be demolished. The demolition work will begin on Nov. 26 and will take about three months. Seton Tower, built in 1976, is being demolished to accommodate construction of the new hospital building.