Posts Tagged "economic development"

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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Scott Harrington offers “greater certainty for project approval” at WEDA conference

Posted by on Feb 17, 2022

Scott Harrington offers “greater certainty for project approval” at WEDA conference

Scott Harrington, Principal Planner at Vandewalle & Associates, spoke in early February at a half-day seminar at the WEDA (Wisconsin Economic Development Association) Academy on economic development project analysis. Scott shared some of the best ways – gained from decades of experience with successful project management – to bring greater certainty to approval of economic development projects.  “It’s all about process, process, process,” said Scott. “Knowing how yours works, and being prepared to coherently explain/show it to...

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Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan Process Looks at Options

Posted by on Aug 7, 2020

MADISON, WISC. (Excerpts from Madison.com) – Vandewalle & Associates has been working with the City and neighborhoods to develop a reuse plan for the abandoned Oscar Mayer plant and revitalize the surrnounding northside.  Over eight months of community outreach, residents on the North and East side have expressed broad support for revitalizing the region. But many say the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan would bring too much traffic and housing density to the neighborhood and result in the loss of key open space. And they oppose plans to locate a Metro Transit bus garage on the...

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The Current in Monona begins final phase

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020

The Current in Monona begins final phase

MONONA, WISC. (with excerpts from madison.com) – Galway Construction is beginning construction on the final phase of The Current at Yahara Commons, a riverfront redevelopment project on the Yahara River in Monona which was master-planned by Vandewalle & Associates. This latest phase will include a five-story building with 145 apartments, a terrace, and a pool, along with two levels of underground parking shared between residential and the City for park access. Once completed, residential units will enjoy views of downtown or riverfront, and easy access to the adjacent retail and new...

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Verona selects Steve Brown proposal for Sugar Creek site

Posted by on Jun 25, 2020

Verona selects Steve Brown proposal for Sugar Creek site

VERONA, WISC. For the third time this month, City Alders discussed proposals for a 12-acre site south of West Verona Avenue, which includes the City’s historic, original graded school. In the final discussion–while a public pool had been a popular concept within the community–it was determined this site would not be the best location for a pool and required parking, and that the community placed a high priority on the retail space in the Steve Brown plan which could help connect disjointed shopping areas in the city’s core. The winning plan’s higher proportion of...

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