Extended stay hotel planned at Innovation Campus

A 128-room extended stay hotel is planned for the Innovation Campus development in Wauwatosa.

Milwaukee County economic development director Teig Whaley-Smith sent a request to County Board chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic last week seeking an amendment to a development agreement for the Innovation Campus to allow development of a 128-room extended stay hotel on a 3.5-acre site in the campus.

The developer and flag for the hotel are not named in the request.

Innovation Campus is being developed by the UWM Real Estate Foundation Inc. on an 89-acre portion of the Milwaukee County Grounds northeast of U.S. Highway 45 and Watertown Plank Road in Wauwatosa. The site, purchased by the foundation from the county, is located near the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. The Innovation Campus project is intended to create collaboration between industry and UWM researchers to spark innovation, start-up companies and job creation.

Zilber Property Group plans to develop a 95,000-square-foot office building in Innovation Campus for Zurich, Switzerland-based ABB Ltd. A 25,000-square-foot Innovation Accelerator facility will also be built on the Innovation Campus. Funded mostly by the federal government, the facility will provide incubator space for companies working on projects with researchers from UWM and the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. The facility will also provide some scientific services not currently available to industry in the region.

Also, Mandel Group is working on an apartment development at Innovation Campus and the historic Eschweiler buildings on the site could become a charter school.

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