Opposition rallies against Corinthian College

Opponents of a proposed Everest College campus, a private college owned and operated by Santa Ana, Calif.-based Corinthian Colleges Inc., will hold a news conference today.
The city’s Board of Zoning Appeals will review a proposed special use permit for the college on Thursday, Jan. 14.
The Everest College campus would be the anchor for the 5-acre, $16 million Haymarket Square redevelopment project at the northwest corner of 6th Street and McKinley Avenue along the Park East corridor in downtown Milwaukee. The college would occupy the entire first floor of the 2-story, 67,500-square-foot former Journal Sentinel garage building on the site.
Corinthian Colleges has about 93,000 students in about 90 schools in the U.S. and about 20 schools in Ontario.
But some local officials are concerned about the company’s business practices. Ald. Milele Coggs, Ald. Nik Kovac, Ald. Willie Wade, Ald. Ashanti Hamilton, Ald. Tony Zielinski, state Sen. Spencer Coggs, activists and student leaders will attend the press conference today to voice their opposition to the college’s plans.
The developer for the Haymarket Square project, Dan Druml, has already been granted $11 million in tax exempt bonds by the city’s Redevelopment Authority.

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