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Urban Planning
Urban Planning

We work in core urban areas to plan, envision, and reinvent ... with deep insight into how people, place, and market forces shape area vibrancy.

Redevelopment
Redevelopment

Getting needed development to happen in a shifting market is a long game. You need vision + trusted expertise in place for all twists and phases.

Economic Development
Economic Development

Analysis and vision at multiple scales allows us to uncover untapped opportunities and harness assets for economic growth and transformation.

Community Planning
Community Planning

From comprehensive planning and zoning for needed housing ... to park and open space plans ... we are expert at shaping place, character and policy to advance community goals.

Design + Communication
Design + Communication

Also known by our division name Eye Level Studio, this is a team of highly creative, versatile designers and communicators who speak the language of user experience + place.

Implementation Services
Implementation Services

We are an extension of your community and project team ... from stakeholder engagement, to grants, TIF + project financing, to developer recruitment ... and beyond.

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Jackson announces quality builders for Next Generation Housing

JACKSON, WI — Harbor Homes and Hillcrest Builders were announced on Wednesday as the two companies who would be constructing homes in The Oaks of Jackson, Washington County’s Next Generation Housing (NGH) pilot development in Jackson.

Members of the two organizations, village government and Washington County government gathered at the Jackson Municipal Complex Wednesday afternoon for the announcement. “Harbor Homes and Hillcrest Builders, welcome to the village of Jackson,” said Jackson Village President Brian Heckendorf. “I know you have done some other things in the village already, but it’s very, very amazing to me to have two high-quality builders that are going to be building these homes for the Next Generation Housing program.”

According to Neumann Companies (of which Harbor Homes is a subsidiary) President Steve Decleene, Harbor Homes is perfectly suited for the NGH program.

“It’s no secret that we’ve got home affordability problems in America, and we know we got them here in Wisconsin,” said Decleene. “… Quite frankly, we created Harbor Homes for that reason back in 2018. In some terms here, I’ve been waiting for this moment for five years, so I’m really, really excited to be here and kick off this program.”

V&A adds panelist to Walworth Co. Housing Summit

V&A planner Sonja Kruesel was a panelist at the Walworth County Housing Summit in late September, held at the Abbey Resort. The aim of the summit was to start a county-wide discussion about challenges and potential solutions to the housing shortage. It also marked the start of a 12-month initiative led by WCEDA, and funded by Walworth County, to work with municipalities that want to facilitate housing development in their respective communities. Follow this link for more details on the summit and on the housing program.

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