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V&A welcomes three new faces

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in News | 0 comments

V&A welcomes three new faces

We are pleased to introduce three new members of our team: Mara Redding joins us as Assistant Designer; Lupita Alvarez as Assistant Redevelopment Planner, and Sam Wessel as Assistant Growth Management Planner.

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Waterloo City Council approves sale of Convention Center

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Waterloo City Council approves sale of Convention Center

FROM THE COURIER — City Council members Monday narrowly approved selling the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center to Omaha, Neb.-based Leslie Hospitality Co. The decision, which will leverage an estimated $20 million renovation of the downtown center and adjoining Ramada Hotel, drew praise from a large portion of the city’s business community in attendance. Read the full...

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Philip Lewis, UW Professor Emeritus and environmental visionary, passes away at age 91 leaving a lasting legacy

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Philip Lewis, UW Professor Emeritus and environmental visionary, passes away at age 91 leaving a lasting legacy

Philip H. Lewis, Jr., UW Professor Emeritus and environmental visionary, has passed away at the age of 91.

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Hartford hotel moves toward Aug. 1 groundbreaking

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Hartford hotel moves toward Aug. 1 groundbreaking

Ground is expected to be broken on a new downtown hotel at 110 East Sumner St. sometime around Aug. 1. The 60-unit hotel is proposed to have an attached restaurant and an outdoor patio, indoor pool, meeting room, exercise facility and parking lot.

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Washington County receives $600,000 Brownfield Coalition grant

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Washington County receives $600,000 Brownfield Coalition grant

Washington County has been awarded a $600,000 Environmental Protection Agency Brownfield Coalition grant for 2017

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Bay Lofts are where the action is in Sturgeon Bay

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Bay Lofts are where the action is in Sturgeon Bay

BAY LOFTS OPEN DOORS MAY 1. Sturgeon Bay’s Madison Street has new energy thanks to a redevelopment project that has added luxury apartments with an urban feel. The new Bay Lofts occupy what was formerly the Harbor Place Shoppes, and house 37 apartments that are leasing quickly. Developer  Chris Laurent of Urban Apex is the Madison-based real estate development business that built The Bay Lofts. “I’m proud of Bay Lofts,” he said. “I think we’ve accomplished the city’s goals.” Laurent said he had a great experience working with Sturgeon...

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Courtyard Marriott Hotel at TechWorks takes shape

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Courtyard Marriott Hotel at TechWorks takes shape

The new Courtyard by Marriott hotel is taking shape in the “Tech II” building of the Cedar Valley Tech-Works campus

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May 7 is the Bakery to Brewery Ride in Waterloo

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in News | 0 comments

May 7 is the Bakery to Brewery Ride in Waterloo

EVENT SUNDAY MAY 7, 2017. Hosted by Friends of the Hostess Wonder Bread Building, the third Bakery to Brewery Event in Waterloo begins at the new Waterloo SingleSpeed Brewing Co. on Sunday May 7 at 12:30 pm with biking, craft beer, and live music. The leisurely and family-friendly 16-mile ride itself starts at 1:00 and follows a route largely along the Cedar River Trail. After the ride there comes live music by Jes Raymond and the Blackberry Bushes at 3:00 pm, and a raffle at 5:00 p.m. The Hostess Wonder Bread Building has recently undergone extensive renovation and is now open to the...

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SingleSpeed Brewing Co. now open in Downtown Waterloo

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in News | 0 comments

SingleSpeed Brewing Co. now open in Downtown Waterloo

The new Single Speed brew pub in Downtown Waterloo, IA is adding the final touches before it opens its doors to the public.

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Village of Oregon plans to expand TID

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Village of Oregon plans to expand TID

FROM CONNECT OREGONWI.COM. Vandewalle and Associates will put together a detailed project plan for an expanded TID 5 for a final review this summer. The district would cover part of the area along and between Main Street and the railroad, from the north side of the village to Janesville Street, where it stretches east and includes some houses that could theoretically expand the downtown footprint. At the March board meeting, Vandewalle & Associates’ Planner Dan Johns presented a report on the Village’s three existing Tax Increment Districts (TIDs), along with more detailed...

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