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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. “This 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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Update: V&A seeks an Assistant Designer

Posted by on Jun 28, 2022

Update: V&A seeks an Assistant Designer

Vandewalle & Associates is seeking an entry-level Assistant Designer to work for our Madison office.  This design-focused position will assist project managers on a wide range of projects including mixed-use developments, redevelopment projects, traditional neighborhoods, community planning efforts, site analysis and opportunity studies. Preparation of site design, graphic presentation and graphic analysis for both public and private clients is a significant aspect of the position. The nature of the position requires a highly-organized, yet flexible individual who can...

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V&A is proud to welcome Malik Wright as a planning intern

Posted by on Jun 23, 2022

V&A is proud to welcome Malik Wright as a planning intern

The V&A team is delighted that Malik Wright has joined our team as a planning intern. Currently he is an Urban Regional Planning student at Alabama A&M University, and has relocated this summer to Milwaukee where he will work with the V&A team out of the Walker’s Point office. As a senior at AAMU Malik is proficient with ArcGIS Pro, Microsoft Office Suite, Research and Development. He is also experienced with Geographical Information System and land use planning. Malik is eager to learn from our diverse group of planning, economic development, and marketing-related experts,...

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Prairie du Chien strip mall redevelopment gets new affordable housing and commercial

Posted by on Jun 21, 2022

Prairie du Chien strip mall redevelopment gets new affordable housing and commercial

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WISC. (with excerpts from GutenburgPress.com): The site of a blighted Prairie du Chien strip mall will get new life as much-needed affordable housing and commercial space. The development includes 96 units of affordable housing along with small, community-oriented businesses. Vandewalle & Associates was instrumental in creating and managing the mixed-use redevelopment plan–from vision to reuse plan, to implementation and developer recruitment, to grant writing.  Prairie du Chien Mayor Dave Hemmer said the project is important because the limited supply of...

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Horicon Marshland Crossing Business Park now available for development

Posted by on Jun 9, 2022

Horicon Marshland Crossing Business Park now available for development

HORICON (excerpts from www.wiscnews.com)— Marshland Crossing Business Park makes its debut in Horicon next week more than six years after its inception. Situated on the far western edge of Horicon, the property features direct access to State Highway 33, over 66 shovel-ready acres of developable land and potential rail connectivity. The city purchased a 40-acre plot from Cynthia Wrucke, located at W5326 Highway 33, for the purpose of creating a new industrial park. The Horicon Community Development Corporation purchased three separate 40-acre plots from Wrucke in December 2015. At that...

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Open house held May 18 for the Comprehensive Planning effort in Altoona

Posted by on Jun 3, 2022

Open house held May 18 for the Comprehensive Planning effort in Altoona

ALTOONA (WITH EXCERPTS FROM LEADERTELEGRAM.COM)— On Wednesday, May 18, City residents were asked to provide feedback on a draft comprehensive plan for Altoona’s future at a drop-in event. The event was held at the Fish House in Altoona City Park, 418 Ninth St. W. City officials and planning consultant Vandewalle & Associates were on hand to take input, discuss the draft plan and answer questions. The document being drafted is a roadmap for the next 20 years in the city with goals, objectives, policies and strategies for economic development, land use, housing and other...

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