Tom Daykin of the Journal Sentinel recently wrote a piece on two new building projects going on in Milwaukee. One of the projects is the UW-Milwaukee Great Lakes WATER Institute building.
That initial work involves remodeling part of UWM’s Great Lakes WATER Institute, which overlooks the harbor at 600 E. Greenfield Ave.
Along with the harbor-front building, the school will have a presence in a business incubator for water technology companies, and a neighboring business park for water tech firms, both in Walker’s Point.
The incubator is being developed by an investors group, Water Accelerator LLC, in a former industrial building at 223 W. Pittsburgh Ave.
It will include a research lab and offices, and its announced tenants so far include include research operations of Badger Meter Inc., A.O. Smith Corp. and Veolia Water North America. The Milwaukee Water Council, a trade group, also will have space there, which it will sublease to start-ups.
Both of these projects are integral milestones in our effort to develop Milwaukee into the world water hub. We’re accomplishing this by bringing education to the city through the Great Lakes WATER Institute and by bringing businesses together in the future business incubator and home to the Milwaukee Water Council.
We’re very excited to see the progress on the Great Lakes WATER Institute building as well as our Water Research and Business Accelerator Center. We’ll be sure to keep you informed on the progress along the way!