MIAD to begin construction of dormitory in Third Ward

Construction is slated to begin the week of June 24 on a new six-story apartment-style residence hall that the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) will build at 252 E. Menomonee St. in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, across the street from the college’s main academic building.

The upper five floors of the building will have 75 full furnished two-bedroom suites, which will be able to accommodate up to 310 students. The ground floor will have 5,780 square feet of retail space.

The developer for the project is General Capital Group. The architect is Engberg Anderson Inc. and will be built by Northtrack Construction.

“The new residence hall will further enhance our innovative and supportive learning community, and make an enormous difference in the life of our campus,” said MIAD President Neil Hoffman. “In addition to living adjacent to their workspaces, students will have opportunities to show their work inside and outside the building, with outdoor terraces for seating and student activities.”

The new residence hall will be required for freshmen and sophomores who live more than 45 miles away, and space will be provided for upperclassmen as available.

“MIAD’s new residence hall will also have a very positive impact on the Third Ward,” said Alderman Robert J. Bauman. “The design is excellent and the college is sensitive to ensuring that there will be no impact on parking in the ward.”

The project is expected to be complete in the fall of 2014.

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