President Hermann Viets announced on June 24 that Milwaukee School of Engineering purchased a 1.78 acre parcel of land thanks to the support of very generous MSOE donors including Regent Dawn Tabat, Regent Bob Kern and Pat Kern, and Regent John Mellowes and Linda Mellowes, and other committed donors.

The land, located at 1214 N. Water St., currently is operating as a parking lot. It is directly across from the Grohmann Tower, and is bordered by Water St., Juneau Ave., Knapp St., and Market St. There are no immediate plans for the property, which will continue to function as a public parking lot.

“This property is important for the continued success of MSOE,” said Viets. “I am pleased to share this good news with the MSOE community.” Viets made the announcement during the Grohmann Tower Dedication Ceremony and farewell reception honoring his retirement.