WLC announces plans for parking structure

$5.5 million gift to fund construction project

Posted August 21, 2014

MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Lutheran College has announced plans for construction of a 360-stall parking garage on its campus. President Daniel W. Johnson informed the college's faculty and staff on August 20 of a $5.5 million gift from friends of the college to fund the needed parking structure. Designed by HGA, the structure will be built by Catalyst Construction. The new parking structure is planned to be built on parcels owned by the college directly east of its Recreation Complex. The college will be seeking rezoning of those properties by the city of Wauwatosa.

Aerial view looking east

"At the same time that we celebrate opening a new 200-bed residence hall to support our growing enrollment, we share news of an incredible blessing that will enable WLC to reduce parking pressure on neighborhood streets," said Dr. Johnson. "We are eager to work with the City of Wauwatosa and our neighbors to gain approval for this project which benefits not only the college, but the broader community."

WLC offers a wide variety of fine arts programs, including national touring music and theatre acts that are attended by many local residents. More than 400 student athletes compete on 18 varsity level NCAA Division III teams. These and other events bring visitors to the campus and surrounding community. The planned parking structure will provide convenient parking on campus to accommodate guests, staff, and students.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is hosting an open house for community members from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26 in the Center for Arts and Performance (8815 West Wisconsin Avenue) to solicit input on the parking project and the college's master site plan. As always, WLC's neighborhood advisory meetings are open to the public, and area residents are encouraged to attend.

For more information, please contact Jim Brandt, Vice President of Enrollment, at 414.443.8866.