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Wisconsin Rapids eyes redevelopment ideas for idled paper mill

Posted by on Aug 3, 2022

Wisconsin Rapids eyes redevelopment ideas for idled paper mill

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISC. (EXCERPTS FROM WIS RAPIDS TRIBUNE) – The city is working with Vandewalle & Associates, a Madison-based planning and redevelopment firm, to determine what might be a good potential use for the property if it becomes available for redevelopment. The Wisconsin Rapids Recovery and Redevelopment Plan project team is promoting a survey that asks what priorities residents have for redeveloping the site. Options include fast redevelopment, mitigating environmental pollution, creating new jobs, increasing new shopping, recreational or cultural...

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Manitowoc prepares for street conversions and improved downtown access

Posted by on Aug 3, 2022

Manitowoc prepares for street conversions and improved downtown access

MANITOWOC, WISC. (EXCERPTS FROM HERALD TIMES REPORTER) – The conversion of Eighth and 10th streets from one-way streets to two-way streets in downtown Manitowoc is well on its way. The plans to convert the currently one-way streets to two-way streets began last year when the city council approved the plans in its August meeting. “We have so many opportunities,” Nickels said at the August 2021 council meeting. “People are excited about downtown again. You walk downtown … people from out of town are excited about coming to downtown Manitowoc,...

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Lake Geneva looks at new zoning to allow mural program

Posted by on Aug 3, 2022

Lake Geneva looks at new zoning to allow mural program

LAKE GENEVA, WISC. (WITH EXCERPTS FROM LAKE GENEVA NEWS): Members of the Lake Geneva Plan Commission discussed proposed zoning ordinance amendments, July 18, which would regulate and allow for murals on built structures. The move from the City comes as as Lake Geneva gets ready to launch a new Downtown mural program. Jackie Mich of city planning group Vandewalle & Associates said the city currently does not have an ordinance regulating murals. She said amending the ordinance would help regulate a mural program in the Downtown area. ‚ÄúThis proposed ordinance removes any...

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Village of Oregon hosts successful Open House for future of Main St. property

Posted by on Aug 3, 2022

Village of Oregon hosts successful Open House for future of Main St. property

VILLAGE OF OREGON, WISC. (WITH EXCERPTS FROM THE OREGON OBSERVER): The Village of Oregon held an open house and workshop for community members to discuss the future of the 249 N. Main St. lot on July 19. After visiting the property, participants were invited to the Oregon Village Hall for an interactive workshop led by Vandewalle & Associates and the Village. The Village purchased the Main St. property in 2016. It was previously slated to be the site of the new Oregon Public Library, but construction analysis revealed that it could not support the proposed building. A sculpture park,...

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Altoona adopts Comprehensive Plan and East Neighborhood Plan

Posted by on Jul 16, 2022

Altoona adopts Comprehensive Plan and East Neighborhood Plan

ALTOONA, WISC. – The City of Altoona unanimously adopted both its 2022 Altoona Comp Plan and East Neighborhood Plan in early July. This represents the culmination of well over a year of work with the community, its residents, and the multidisciplinary team of V&A planning, research, GIS, neighborhood design, graphic design, public process, and economic development expertise. V&A considers both products as prepared in parallel to be successful models of progressive plans that clearly map out next steps for a community to manage a number of interrelated issues for future...

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