New $75M crime lab, other projects approved
MADISON, Wis. — A new $75 million state crime lab in the Milwaukee area and a 19th century-style beer garden and brewery at Old World Wisconsin have been approved by the state Building Commission.
The projects are among dozens totaling more than $803 million in new funding over the next two years green-lighted by the Building Commission at its meeting Wednesday.
The crime lab and law enforcement center would replace an existing facility in south Milwaukee. The new 150,000-square-foot facility would be in either Milwaukee County or Waukesha County.
The commission unanimously approved Gov. Scott Walker’s request to borrow $75 million to pay for the project.
The $1.6 million beer garden and brewery at the living history site Old World Wisconsin would be paid for with gifts.
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