New Walker’s Point Middle School
United Community Center building new school near existing campus.
In the shadow of the elevated Interstate 94, a new school is rising in Walker’s Point.
Non-profit United Community Center is constructing a $7.5-million, 30,000-square-foot building at the northeast corner of S. 6th St. and W. Washington Ave. The building will house Acosta Middle School, a charter school focused on technology and skilled trades for students in sixth through eighth grade.
The school is an addition to United Community Center’s Bruce-Guadalupe Community School located on the other side of the freeway at 1028 S. 9th St. Bruce-Guadalupe is a K4 through eighth-grade charter school. Acosta, which opened in 2016, currently operates out of another UCC building at 615 W. Washington St.
The pentagon-shaped building is being designed by JAKnetter Architects of Waukesha. The building has a unique shape due to the fact that the freeway bisects the very southwest corner of the site, with a support column holding the roadway just below the top of the building. The site has been vacant for decades.
Nicholas & Associates is leading the building’s construction.
The new building, located at 1038 S. 6th St., is scheduled to open in time for the 2018-19 school year. The organization held a groundbreaking in October 2017 for the facility.
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