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Hancock Co. Comprehensive Plan “more accessible…takes economic development to new level”

Posted by on Sep 20, 2022

Hancock Co. Comprehensive Plan “more accessible…takes economic development to new level”

HANCOCK COUNTY – (EXCERPTS FROM GREENFIELD REPORTER) A draft is finished for a plan designed to guide officials through decisions that will shape the county’s future, culminating a $250,000 effort that began over a year ago. The draft 2022 comprehensive plan for the county and other information that’s been part of the effort, called Future Hancock, is available at futurehancock.com. At nearly 200 pages, the draft outlines goals and aspirations for how the county will develop as far as aspects like housing, land use, transportation, recreation and infrastructure. The...

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Estimating Future Housing Demand in Dane County

Posted by on Sep 20, 2022

MADISON, WISC. (EXCERPTS FROM CARPC DANE COUNTY HOUSING REPORT) – The Capital Area Regional Planning Commission (CARPC) issued its report on future housing needs for Dane County. The CARPC report explores the reasons why we see more apartments and fewer single-family homes going up and whether this shift is likely to continue. Key takeaways from the report are: Fewer households can afford new single-family houses. The cost of new single-family homes is far outpacing incomes, leaving a smaller pool of buyers. That means more renters and higher demand for apartments. The legacy of historic...

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Fort Atkinson Shares Housing Story with League of Wis Municipalities

Posted by on Sep 14, 2022

Fort Atkinson Shares Housing Story with League of Wis Municipalities

FORT ATKINSON, WIS. (THE MUNICIPALITY)- The City of Fort Atkinson has been working with Vandewalle & Associates on a market-savvy housing program that helps the community fill in the “missing middle” of its housing needs. Vandewalle & Associates’ Carol Cizauskas and Ben Rohr interviewed City staff to uncover some insights of what went into the new housing strategy. It was published in “Proactive Public Sector-Led Steps to Generating New Housing,” a new article of the September issue of The Municipality Magazine – the official publication of the...

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Jackson to Take up Next Generation Housing Project

Posted by on Sep 14, 2022

Jackson to Take up Next Generation Housing Project

VILLAGE OF JACKSON, WISC. (FROM THE WASHINGTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS) – The Village Board tonight will address the next step in a Next Generation Housing project with Washington County, receive information about marketing a tax incremental finance district and a final plat item for a local subdivision being constructed. The Village Board will meet today at 7:30 p.m., in the Jackson Municipal Complex at N168 W19851 Main St. The first item listed for action on the meeting’s agenda is a contract for engineering services related to a Next Generation Housing residential development...

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Village of Windsor Funds Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan services

Posted by on Sep 14, 2022

Village of Windsor Funds Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan services

WINDSOR, WISC. (with EXCERPTS FROM GM TODAY DEFOREST TIMES TRIBUNE)–The Village of Windsor approved funding for assistance with various planning efforts, including $12,105 to Vandewalle & Associates, Inc. for their assistance in updating the village’s five-year Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP). The previous plan expired in 2020, which means the village is not currently eligible to receive federal, state and local grants. Some work has been done by village staff on updating the plan, but with focus need elsewhere as well, it has not been worked on in a timely...

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