Sunday, May 17, 2009

UW-M Could Encroach On Two Key Public Places

That would be the County Grounds and the Pieces of Eight lakefront site, each for new schools.

There's a national website dedicated to public place preservation.

The goal around here by preservationists isn't to deny UW-Milwaukee growth. But is the County Grounds the best spot for a new Engineering school, when the rest of the campus is miles to East?

And is the former restaurant site next to the Calatrava museum addition the right spot for another lakefront edifice?

I get the feeling that these decisions were first solidified by powerful interests behind closed doors - - even though both potential sites are in the public domain and there will be after-the-fact public 'input.'

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