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V&A and Fort Atkinson reps speak at WEDA conference on housing

Posted by on Jan 24, 2023

V&A and Fort Atkinson reps speak at WEDA conference on housing

In February, V&A’s Brian Munson and Ben Rohr will be teaming up with representatives of the City of Fort Atkinson to present a special report on housing entitled, “Steps to Generating New, Diverse Housing in Small Communities.” The presentation provides a glimpse at the economic events that have created today’s housing environment in the US, in Wisconsin, and in individual localities such as the SE Wisconsin community of Fort Atkinson. It also focuses on creating innovative solutions using a range of zoning, analysis, planning, public-sector participation, and...

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Career Opportunity: V&A seeks an Assistant Planner

Posted by on Dec 27, 2022

Career Opportunity: V&A seeks an Assistant Planner

Vandewalle & Associates is seeking an Assistant Planner to support a variety of planning, redevelopment, economic development, and related projects. This position will be based in our Madison office, with flexibility to work remotely within the general Madison, Wisconsin area once onboarding has been completed. Occasional travel to client communities, including overnight stay, may be required. Please see the full position description for more details and job requirements: Assistant Planner position – job posting 12.27.22 For strongest consideration, resume...

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Vandewalle & Associates welcomes Alexis Paus as design intern

Posted by on Dec 13, 2022

Vandewalle & Associates welcomes Alexis Paus as design intern

MADISON, WISC. Vandewalle & Associates is pleased to welcome Alexis “Lexi” Paus as design intern. Alexis is a senior, working toward her Bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture (anticipated May, 2023) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Please join us in welcoming Lexi to the team!

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Monona Grand Crossing Park opens winter skating

Posted by on Dec 13, 2022

Monona Grand Crossing Park opens winter skating

MONONA, WIS. (EXCERPTS FROM THE MONONA HERALD-INDEPENDENT / MCFARLAND THISTLE): Ice skaters of all ages and talents came out to the Monona Bank RiverRink on Saturday for free skating as the rink opened for the season. This marks the second full skate season for the new riverfront park. The Grand Crossing Park is part of a massive redevelopment project on the Yahara River led by Vandewalle & Associates that is in its final phases.

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Phase 2 Lake Geneva retirement center approved, ready for implementation

Posted by on Dec 13, 2022

Phase 2 Lake Geneva retirement center approved, ready for implementation

LAKE GENEVA, WIS. (EXCERPTS FROM LAKE GENEVA NEWS): The second phase of construction for the Golden Years of Lake Geneva senior care and retirement center has received initial approval. Jackie Mich, lead associate planner for Vandewalle & Associates, Inc., said the city council still has to approve a precise implementation plan for the second phase. The precise implementation plan, which includes landscaping, building design and final site plan, is set to be presented by Vandewalle & Associates to the plan commission and city council in December.  “That’s where...

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Hancock County new director praises V&A-led comprehensive plan

Posted by on Dec 13, 2022

Hancock County new director praises V&A-led comprehensive plan

HANCOCK COUNTY, IN (with excerpts from The Greenfield Reporter) – Kayla Brooks may be the county’s new planning director, but she’s been a familiar face around the office over the past couple months. Ms. Brooks participated as a resident in the recent Hancock County comprehensive plan update process led by Vandewalle & Associates, which provided multiple opportunities for the public to provide feedback. The county’s plan commission supports the update and the county commissioners are slated to vote on it next month. If approved, leaders will use the document to...

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V&A speaks to housing in latest “State of the Downtown” Madison report

Posted by on Nov 23, 2022

V&A speaks to housing in latest “State of the Downtown” Madison report

Downtown Madison, Inc. has released its latest report, “2022 State of the Downtown.” The report offers new data on the growing population of downtown residents, discusses some significant new development projects, and speaks to Madison’s challenges and plans to address downtown housing among other topics. In downtown Madison as in many college towns, part of that equation is keeping up with the demand for housing options that are affordable for students. Madison is moving ahead on some unique solutions. Page 16 highlights the  unique offerings of the new...

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Wrightstown adopts its Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

Posted by on Nov 2, 2022

Wrightstown adopts its Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

WRIGHTSTOWN, WISC. – The Village of Wrightstown has adopted its 2022 Village of Wrightstown Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, created with the help of the Vandewalle & Associates planning team. This is the Village’s first plan of this type, now making them eligible for state and federal grants. One of the key deliverables included an  interactive online parks and trails map.  The V&A team had over 500 participate in the process through an online survey, focus groups, and open house at the Wrightstown Fall...

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Board Gives Hancock County Comprehensive Plan a FavorableReport

Posted by on Oct 31, 2022

Board Gives Hancock County Comprehensive Plan a FavorableReport

HANCOCK COUNTY, IND. – The Hancock County Area Plan Commission voted unanimously earlier this week to give the county’s new comprehensive plan a favorable recommendation. It now heads to the Hancock County Commissioners, Shirley Town Council and Spring Lake Town Council for their respective adoptions. The updated plan culminates a $250,000 effort over a year in the making guided by a consulting firm, local steering committee and public feedback. At over 200 pages, officials will use the document to help guide development over the next 20 years. The new comprehensive plan...

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Report Shows Support for Green Space at Oregon Main Street Lot

Posted by on Oct 31, 2022

Report Shows Support for Green Space at Oregon Main Street Lot

OREGON, WISC. (EXCERPTS FROM THE OREGON OBSERVER): Results from a Vandewalle & Associates comprehensive study, presented to Oregon’s Village Board on Monday, Oct. 17, revealed that the community favors the idea of passive recreational use or a mixed development use for the future of the 249 Main St. lot. The Village Board previously commissioned Vandewalle & Associates to complete the Main Street reuse study after the topic garnered considerable attention and debate throughout Oregon. Their results were based on multiple factors, including feedback derived from a public...

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