The university held a joint press conference this morning with the property owner, St. Joseph Realtor Don Evans.
Northwest says the move allows the St. Joseph Center to save on operational costs while offering its programs at a facility in a more centralized location with free parking.
The first floor wing will include five classrooms, built to the university's needs for size and Instructional TV, as well as office space.
"Our goal was to have professional offices in the building, and how better of a fit could that be? And it gives us some credibility," says Evans.
"Parking is probably a huge thing. And then just visibility of this location is outstanding and being close to I-29," says Melody Messner, of the NWMSU St. Joseph Center.
Northwest plans to make the move on May 1st. They're still working on approval from the state.
The current location of the center is downtown at 706 Felix St.
Evans purchased the property in 2007 and renovated the facility to include office space for Evans Realty, a banquet hall and other upgrades.
The Green Acres building is located at 3500 North Village Drive near the Shoppes at North Village.