Posts Tagged "redevelopment"

Watertown breaks ground on catalytic new Town Square

Posted by on Apr 28, 2022

Watertown breaks ground on catalytic new Town Square

WATERTOWN, WISC. (with excerpts from Watertown Daily Times) – Watertown community leaders and major donors gathered at 1 West Main St. in Watertown Saturday to break ground on the city’s new $4.5 million Town Square. Among the honored guests were Barton and Laura Bentzin who, through the Bentzin Family Foundation, donated $1 million to secure naming rights for the Town Square. When work is completed, the area will be known as the Bentzin Family Town Square. The goal of the Bentzin family Town Square is to serve as a catalyst for economic activity by bringing people...

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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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Altoona community members invited to give input on a ‘vision for the future’

Posted by on Aug 2, 2021

Altoona community members invited to give input on a ‘vision for the future’

ALTOONA, WISC. – One local community is asking people to take part in developing a vision for the future. The workshop will discuss different mapping aspects in Altoona such as new residential areas, redevelopment, new bike trails, and more. Come take part in developing the community’s vision for the future by participating in an interactive survey and workshop hosted by the City of Altoona and their planning consultant, Vandewalle & Associates. WORKSHOP: AUGUST 5, 2021, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM Via ZOOM SURVEY: OPEN JULY 15 to AUGUST 9 For additional information on the event or any...

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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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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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