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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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Kewaskum gets ready to redevelop and revitalize its downtown

Posted by on Jun 3, 2022

Kewaskum gets ready to redevelop and revitalize its downtown

KEWASKUM (EXCERPTS FROM GM.TODAY WASHINGTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS)— The village is moving forward with its downtown redevelopment plan, working to create and review a plan to revitalize and support the downtown area. The village began initial work on the redevelopment plan in February, procuring funding and hiring the firm Vandewalle and Associates to assist the village in the planning efforts. The village received $32,000 in county funding for the downtown plan through Washington County Brownfields Assessment Fund, and the village provided an $8,000, 20% match to that funding. Later this week,...

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Olivette reports development success from 2006 Comprehensive Plan and vision

Posted by on May 16, 2022

Olivette reports development success from 2006 Comprehensive Plan and vision

Olivette MO – Despite two years of pandemic-influenced challenges facing communities across the country, Olivette is one community noting some bright spots with reports of positive development activity going on in the community.  In just the last two years, Olivette has added 500 new multifamily units, and ¾’s of a billion dollars in development.  Most importantly, all of this new development is consistent with the 2006 Comprehensive Plan and Dynamic Sense of Place vision which was developed with the help of Vandewalle &...

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Future Hancock Open House June 2

Posted by on May 12, 2022

Future Hancock Open House June 2

HANCOCK COUNTY, IN – Residents of Hancock County will be able to drop in June 2nd at the Hancock Co Public Library in Greenfield, anytime between 6-7:45pm to participate in Future Hancock, the County’s Comprehensive Planning Process. The session will provide an opportunity for residents to review and comment on the County’s Future Land Use Plan,  Thouroughfare Plan, and Economic Development Strategy. Details and downloadable flyers can be found on the Future Hancock Documents...

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Warehouse reuse MadJax Makers Force proves its worth in Muncie

Posted by on May 11, 2022

Warehouse reuse MadJax Makers Force proves its worth in Muncie

MUNCIE, IN – (WITH EXCERPTS FROM BALL STATE DAILY NEWS): A former 80,000-square-foot laundry facility holds limitless possibilities.  The Madjax Maker Force  opened in 2016 to “foster a collaborative environment where people can explore and create at the intersection of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics and culture,” according to its website. It is home to 35 businesses and hosts many Ball State classes and community meetings. Jane Ellery, secretary and treasurer of the Sustainable Muncie board, a nonprofit that manages the space, said this...

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