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The Business Journal is reporting that the Cousins Center has a buyer with Cardinal Stritch University. I think this is a very good thing for St. Francis and the surrounding area. If the area in St. Francis, Cudahy and Bay View do want to be the other East side, it starts with a college to bring in students and money to the area.
Cardinal Stritch also said that the transaction is contingent upon rezoning of the property by the city of Saint Francis. A final agreement would be subject to approval by Stritch’s board of trustees and the administrative team for the Sisters of Saint Francis of Assisi, the University’s sponsors.
While this will bring more traffic and possible trouble from students, I think this is a big positive for St. Francis.
As for the Seminary Woods, which is 37 acres of pristine forest next to the Cousins Center, also owned by the archdiocese, questions abound. A group of preservationists from St. Francis recently found out that they struck out on their three options for raising money to buy and preserve the woods. They also found out that the archdiocese wants about $8 million for that land.
A state land conservation fund dropped an effort to buy the woods after being unable to raise $3 million to $4 million in matching funds. A gamble to use Metropolitan Milwaukee Sewerage District preservation money failed after it was discovered the drainage basin doesn't qualify.