Sunday, May 11, 2008

Millions For Infrastructure Could Tilt UW-M Away From Wauwatosa Research Site

One of the advantages offered by development in a city's downtown is the existence of infrastructure - - streets, utilities and so forth - - that you have to pay for from scratch at today's prices if you build on undeveloped land.

Advocates for locating a new UW-Milwaukee School of Engineering - - , along with whatever else that development spins off - - are beginning to point out that a downtown Milwaukee location for the project vastly reduces infrastructure costs, but the proposed suburban location on vacant county land in Wauwatosa that UW-M says it likes only increases them.

Should taxpayers bear the cost of duplicating in Wauwatosa what already exists downtown?
Food for thought, here.

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