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School buildings looking for a new purpose

By Keith Barber

Some great redevelopment opportunities exist in at least two surplus Milwaukee Public Schools buildings now being offered for sale by The Boerke Co. Inc., a broker based in Milwaukee.

Both school buildings could be utilized for many situations, including senior housing, affordable housing, medical clinics, offices or charter schools.

The first building is located at 1017 N. 12th St. in Milwaukee. It offers 133,653 square feet on three floors, and a mechanical penthouse. The lot is about 5.133 acres. Features include six family classroom pods, a library, an auditorium with stage, two music rooms, a gymnasium with locker rooms, 10 general offices, cafeteria with full kitchen, and a nurse area.

The second building is located at 227 W. Pleasant St. in Milwaukee. It offers approximately 183,184 square feet on five floors, plus a 50,000 square foot gym/auditorium. Features include approximately 56 classrooms, four computer labs, general office space, a large resource center, a library, five vocational classrooms, six music classrooms, two art classrooms and two home economic classrooms.

Both buildings are being marketed without a sale price. Information on both buildings may be obtained from The Boerke Co. at and may be seen on the city of Milwaukee’s website at Click on Departments, then Development Opportunities under Department of City Development.

Keith Barber is a data reporter at The Daily Reporter. He can be reached at (414) 225-1821.

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