ADDRESS: 2000 W. Bluemound Road, Waukesha
COST: $1.7 million
SIZE: 23,000 square feet
START OF WORK: August 2019
PLANNED COMPLETION: Spring 2020
OWNER: Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan
SIGNIFICANCE OF PROJECT: The LSS Aspen Center was built to provide residential treatment and therapeutic services to both male and female patients struggling with substance-use disorder, which has only become more common during the COVID-19 pandemic. The center now has 22 beds but has room for as many as 34. LSS officials expect they will serve about 125 people from Waukesha County and southeastern Wisconsin a year.
Among other things, the center will provide housing, help with employment, spaces for counseling both individuals and small and large groups and fitness spaces, including an outdoor walking path and a recreation area.