Posts by Vandewalle

How to Be a Wizard of OZ: Making the Most of Your Opportunity Zone

Posted by on Oct 21, 2019 in News | 0 comments

How to Be a Wizard of OZ: Making the Most of Your Opportunity Zone

EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN: On October 4, 2019 Scott Harrington, AICP  and V&A Principal/Redevelopment donned one of his many hats to lead a presentation on Opportunity Zone optimization at the APA Upper Midwest Conference in Eau Claire. Opportunity Zones are relatively new tools for economic development that can help attract transformational investment into low-income census tracts where it is needed most. (Click here for more Opportunity Zone information on our OZ page.) For the presentation, Scott organized a panel consisting of Gordon Crow, the Executive Director of Centergy,...

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Brew City Match awards first round of financial, planning assistance to Milwaukee businesses

Posted by on Oct 15, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Brew City Match awards first round of financial, planning assistance to Milwaukee businesses

MILWAUKEE, WISC. (With excerpts from www.biztimes.com): The first cohort of Milwaukee businesses were selected as winners in the JPMorgan Chase-backed Brew City Match program, which supports entrepreneurship in Milwaukee’s historic commercial corridors. The program is focused on the Cesar Chavez Drive, Historic King Drive and North Avenue/Fond du Lac commercial corridors. Vandewalle & Associates worked with the City of Milwaukee and LISC to provide the market analysis for the Fond du Lac and North and Clarke Square areas.  JMorgan Chase awarded a $3.5 million...

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City of Monona dedicates new riverfront public space

Posted by on Oct 15, 2019 in News | 0 comments

City of Monona dedicates new riverfront public space

MONONA, WISC. On Oct. 6, the City of Monona held a dedication ceremony for its unique new riverfront park adjacent to the new development, The Current. City officials past and present were on hand to welcome Monona’s residents to the riverfront with live music on an outdoor stage. Visitors had a chance to try out the seating areas in the plaza and along the river, and to explore the new boat docks,  piers and waterfront walkways via land and by water. Buck & Honey’s restaurant opened its lower level to the public space activities and offered refreshments to the crowd. 

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Gateway to The Driftless awarded state tourism grant

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Gateway to The Driftless awarded state tourism grant

CROSS PLAINS/BLACK EARTH/MAZOMANIE, WISC. Working with the assistance of Vandewalle & Associates, the Gateway to The Driftless organization wrote a successful application for a state tourism “joint area marketing” grant. Gateway to The Driftless is a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable business growth and tourism efforts in the Cross plains, Black Earth, and Mazomanie areas. 

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V&A drone services offer imagery, analysis, visualization and more

Posted by on Oct 15, 2019 in News | 0 comments

V&A drone services offer imagery, analysis, visualization and more

V&A has been utilizing drone technology for a number of aerial imaging and analysis needs–and more uses keep coming. From site evaluation to documenting project progress, drone photography has become another highly effective tool in many areas of our work. Consider drone capabilities for these and more: Marketing videos or photography for a community or corridor  Documenting project progress  Vertical Viewshed Analysis for potential developments Zoning Compliance Parking studies (documenting parking utilization at various times of day) Capturing updated aerial imagery for...

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