Posts Tagged "Wisconsin"

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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Jefferson’s downtown updating, beautification continues

Posted by on Jun 3, 2021

Jefferson’s downtown updating, beautification continues

JEFFERSON, WISC. — The ongoing beautification of downtown Jefferson will continue after the Jefferson Common Council on June 2 authorized a streetscape design professional services contract with longstanding city partner Vandewalle and Associates. Vandewalle will be hired at a cost of $17,000 to help the city correct some concerns about poorly placed paving bricks and trees installed many years ago that since then have heaved and caused pedestrian safety concerns in the heart of the downtown business district. “We are addressing the changing needs of downtown, and this is something that...

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Middleton plan commission to interview for consultants vying for zoning code rewrite project

Posted by on May 8, 2021

Middleton plan commission to interview for consultants vying for zoning code rewrite project

MIDDLETON, WISC. – The City of Middleton Plan Commission will interview three consultants that responded to the city’s request for proposals (RFP) to overhaul and update the city’s zoning code and ensure it is consistent with the recently adopted comprehensive plan. In March the Middleton Common Council approved the request for proposals with a budget of $100,000 for a consultant to assist in rewriting the ordinance with a deadline set for April 2. The existing zoning ordinance has not been substantially updated since 1984. A zoning ordinance working group was established to review the...

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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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As Alliant Plant closure impacts City funds, redevelopment aims to rebuild

Posted by on Jun 8, 2020

As Alliant Plant closure impacts City funds, redevelopment aims to rebuild

The City has retained Vandewalle & Associates to conduct the first stages in redevelopment planning including inviting input from the community as to what they would like to see on the lakefront site. Vandewalle has already worked in the City of Sheboygan on the iconic Harbor Centre Marina, South Pier District and FreshTech redevelopments/

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