The Forest County Potawatomi Community of Wisconsin plan to redevelop the 11-acre former Concordia College campus, which includes several historic buildings, located southeast of West State Street and North 33rd Street, and the historic Lion House building at 3209-15 W. Highland Ave.
The project will include the demolition of three non-historic buildings, renovation or preservation of seven existing buildings and construction of two new buildings.
The Potawatomi plans to relocate its tribal government offices and the corporate headquarters for the Potawatomi Business Development Corp. and the FCPC Foundation to one of the buildings in the complex.
Other buildings would be used for a relocation of the Spotted Eagle High School and for general office, research and development and light assembly business operations in office and flex space.
The two new buildings would be the third and final stage of the redevelopment project. Both buildings would be three stories tall, one with up to 50,000 square feet of office/flex space on the northern portion of the site and the other with up to 100,000 square feet of office/flex space on the southern portion of the site.
Since 1990, the Potawatomi has leased the former Concordia College campus to the Indian Community School of Milwaukee Inc., to provide elementary education to Native American students in the greater Milwaukee area.
The Indian Community School built a new school in Franklin and ceased school operations on the Concordia property in 2007. The Spotted Eagle High School, offices of the Indian Council for the Elderly and several apartment units are sub-leased and occupy portions of the site.
The Indian Community School’s lease for the Concordia property ended in July.