The Wgema Campus - formerly Concordia College, then the Concordia Trust Property - is rich in history and value to the City of Milwaukee and the historic neighborhood that surrounds it.
Concordia College left this historic neighborhood in 1983 after moving its campus to Mequon, where it now operates as Concordia University Wisconsin.
The Forest County Potawatomi Community has owned the Milwaukee property since 1990, and the site had been leased to the Indian Community School until the school moved to Franklin.
Now called the Wgema Campus, plans are in place to strategically redevelop the campus.
The Bgemagen Building was the first of the buildings on campus to be redeveloped according to the plan established by tribal administration. Greenfire Management Services, Potawatomi Business Development Corporation and 1Prospect Technologies - all companies owned by FCP - reside on the third floor of the building. Select Milwaukee, a non-profit organization that assists individuals with home ownership, leases the entire second floor. Currently, one tenant occupies the first floor - JW Johnson, a Native American-owned civil engineering firm based in Madison. However, renovations are in progress on the lower level and first floor to accommodate another tenant - with occupancy in late 2014.
Woodlands East Charter School has also joined our campus - leasing the Nengos Building. The school currently instructs about 200 students. That number is anticipated to grow in the coming years.
Those who work on the campus have given tremendous positive feedback on the environment that we have created - and for that we are very proud.