Monday, July 7, 2014

State Property for Sale: Ethan Allen School, Wales (Shuttered in 2011)

216-acre multibuilding secure facility!

Recently remodeled!!  

Immediate occupancy!!!

Pictured here: $2 million visitors' center, completed in 2009.

Among other recent improvements:
  • Gatehouse, completed in 2009.   ($1,250,000)
  • Roof repairs ($1,200,000)
  • Water heater replacements ($500,000)

Millions spent on improvements to Ethan Allen School. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/6/2011)

Wonder how much cost savings was actually realized.  Gov. Scott Walker and the Department of Corrections announced Tuesday that Ethan Allen and Southern Oaks Girls School in Union Grove are closing July 1, a move aimed at erasing the state's deficit. 

Juvenile offenders are being transferred to the Lincoln Hills correctional facility in Irma in Lincoln County, about four hours from Milwaukee.  (70% of offenders were from southeastern Wisconsin.)

The consolidated operations will save more than $23 million a year in institution operating costs over the next biennium, according to the Department of Corrections.

Related article.
Ethan Allen School still at stalemate.  (Kettle Moraine Index, 6/26/2013)

Related posts:
The Knapp House.  (7/2/2014)
Wiscraft Industries.  (7/4/2014)
Northern Wisconsin Center.  (7/6/2014)

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