Possible state crime lab for metro Milwaukee


Five finalists have been named to help develop a state crime lab in metropolitan Milwaukee, at an estimated cost of $53 million, according to the Milwaukee Business Journal. 

This is the second time this request-for-proposals were sought. As usual towing the party line and stalling development for Milwaukee, when state funds are needed, Gov. Scott Walker deferred the previous request made by the Department of Administration.

Walker can include the $53 million request in his 2017 budget. The selection committee will follow-up and evaluate the five finalists, and provide final offers.

According to the Milwaukee Business Journal

The Medical College proposes running the crime lab in the medical school’s neighborhood on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus in Wauwatosa, said president Dr. John Raymond.

The locations of the four other proposals so far have not been disclosed by the Department of Administration or the finalists.

Executives from WiRED Properties, Milwaukee, and CBC Real Estate declined to comment. Representatives of Wangard Partners in Wauwatosa and Weas Development of Milwaukee did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Read more about this exciting opportunity, at the Milwaukee Business Journal.