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Transforming Places • Shaping Communities • Building Economies • Adding Impact

About Us

We are driven to find new and better ways to make more of each place’s assets

Vandewalle & Associates is a guild-like collection of highly talented masters with diverse expertise in economic strategy, planning, design, energy systems, food and water systems, redevelopment, architecture, marketing, and real estate.

Midwest Focus

Retooling for a new economy

Our Madison office focuses on helping Midwest communities and businesses reposition economically and build creative, sustainable pathways to a vibrant future. Applying a range of visionary economic repositioning strategies, our work is making a world of difference to clients across the Midwest.

Coastal Communities Focus

A coastal cities revival

Great Lakes cities like Milwaukee, Manitowoc, Racine, Sturgeon Bay, and Sheboygan have a bright new outlook on the horizon. Our Milwaukee office is helping assemble and lead a range of inventive economic development initiatives that are taking shape all along the Lake Michigan freshwater coast.

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Talk to us about the new Opportunity Zone tool for attracting revitalization investment!

Deeply involved with impactful project development and implementation--and already having created successful Opportunity Zone applications in several states--Vandewalle and Associates is uniquely qualified to provide the analysis, prioritization, and catalytic project planning that will attract investors and spur economic development in your designated Opportunity Zones. 

New housing envisioned just east of Waunakee

WAUNAKEE, WISC. (EXCERPTS FROM HGNEWS.COM): If a new development plan comes to fruition,...

Washington County Redevelopment Program documents successes

Created in 2013, the Washington County Site Redevelopment Program is the first County-led...

Lake Geneva residents present ideas for city’s future

Vandewalle & Associates is assisting the City of Lake Geneva with its comprehensive plan 10-year update, and meeting with residents to hear their ideas for the community's future. 

Oak Creek amends TIF district to support new development around Ikea, Drexel interchange

OAK CREEK (EXCERPTS FROM THE MILWAUKEE BUSINESS JOURNAL): Oak Creek officials are...

Groundbreaking for the new Riverside Lofts in Jefferson

JEFFERSON, WISC. A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the former Foremost site on the...

Comprehensive Plan Updates in Wisconsin

WISCONSIN: Vandewalle & Associates has been asked to complete a number of...

Monona Riverfront Project “The Current” opens to public

Monona's new "The Current" mixed use residential and restaurant project in Monona is open to the public as construction continues on the public riverfront and hotel. The Current flanks the new city park that offers an outdoor stage and fire pit, is on the bike loop, and has 23 boat slips for guests. Vandewalle & Associates is proud to have played a key role in the many years of planning and implementation for this remarkable project.

Carrollton Square Initiative enters into agreement with V&A for opportunity analysis and vision

Madison, Wisconsin-based professional planning and design firm Vandewalle & Associates Inc. has entered into an agreement with the Carrollton Square Initiative to assist the group by providing an opportunity analysis and giving advice in developing a vision plan for the downtown square of the city.

Sturgeon Bay selects Vandewalle & Associates to update its comprehensive plan

Vandewalle & Associates has been selected as the consultant for updating Sturgeon...

Crawford County and City of Prairie du Chien contract with V&A for Blackhawk Junction Plan

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WISC. (EXCERPTS FROM GUTTENBURGPRESS.COM): City of Prairie du Chien...

Eau Claire RDA approves V&A consulting service, extends negotiations for Cannery District

Economic Development Manager Aaron White requested a proposal to bring on the consulting firm Vandewalle & Associates out of Madison. The company will provide help determining the best use for the property in the Cannery District. The company will also participate in the Cannery Trails Residences, Inc. proposal for multi-family residential and affordable housing.

Minocqua selects Strand/Vandewalle team to lead a Downtown Streets Master Plan

The Town of Minocqua selected the Strand/Vandewalle team to lead its Downtown Streets Master Plan and Preliminary Design project in late May. 

Stevens Point holds public open house to discuss the future of downtown

STEVENS POINT, WISCONSIN: An open house will focus on the Downtown so the public can...

Waterloo considering design of new downtown marina

The city and Waterloo Development Corp. have been working (with the help of Vandewalle & Associates) to create a boating facility on the west bank of the river just upstream from the Manatt’s concrete plant, near the intersection of West Commercial Street and River Road.

Former Gehl site now proposed for hotel and office in West Bend

The City of West Bend has entered into an agreement with RafRad LLC and Kinseth Hospitality with the intention of constructing a hotel and office building on the former Gehl site in the downtown. Working in partnership with Washington County Site Development Committee (SRC) the City of West Bend completed a hotel study specifically dedicated to the former Gehl site. City staff approached SRC and identified the site as a high priority redevelopment site. 

Who else is in Milwaukee’s Global Water Center?

MILWAUKEE, WISC: The Vandewalle & Associates’ Milwaukee team is in good company...

Carrollton group seeking grant for improvement studies

A Carrollton civic group is hoping to fund two studies that will help find ways the group can improve the community. The first study, which will be conducted by Vandewalle and Associates, will provide areas of improvement for the community, such as business opportunities or needs. “They will look at the community and region and find the areas where there are significant opportunities,” Pinkston said.

Fort Atkinson updates and adopts Comprehensive Plan

FORT ATKINSON, WISC. The City of Fort Atkinson Common Council and Plan Commission held a...

New Discovery Garden Park open in McFarland

Adjacent to the E.D. Locke Public Library, McFarland has a newly reimagined park space designed to spark kids' creativity and inspire interaction with textures, sounds and multi-sensory activities. Designed by Vandewalle & Associates' design team, the park is now open to the public.

Watch the latest drone video of the Monona Riverfront project

MONONA, WISC: Check out the construction progress on “The Current,” on...