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Jefferson adopts Comprehensive Plan 2040

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Jefferson adopts Comprehensive Plan 2040

JEFFERSON, WISC. (Excerpts from Watertown Daily Times)— The City of Jefferson common council adopted its Comprehensive Plan created with the help of Vandewalle & Associates, and will pursue redevelopment and infill of underutilized lands as it follows recommendations contained within until 2040. Potential redevelopment projects include the city hall parking lot, Riverside Alley, the former Tyson site, and downtown streetscape and alley improvements. The city will also continue to promote downtown as the focal point of the community, with a mix of uses including increased opportunities...

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Team holds Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan open house

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Team holds Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan open house

MADISON, WISC. (Excerpts from madison.com and The Cap Times) – At the public meeting Jan. 30, city staff and a consultant team comprised of Vandewalle & Associates and EQT By Design presented the draft plan at the newly renovated 910 Oscar at OM Station, which is the former Oscar Mayer office building.  The special area plan will be used to guide the future reuse and redevelopment of the area surrounding the former manufacturing plan. The plan area is roughly bounded by Packers and Pennsylvania Avenue on the east, Aberg Avenue on the north, and Fordem and North Sherman Avenue...

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McFarland reviews new neighborhood plan with an eye on affordability

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McFarland reviews new neighborhood plan with an eye on affordability

MCFARLAND, WISC. (Excerpts from hgnnews.com and the McFarland Thistle) – McFarland village staff is expecting a petition of annexation for 36.29 acres of land along Highway AB – currently in the Town of Dunn – on which a new subdivision is proposed. Veridian Homes and developers presented conceptual plans to the village plan commission Jan. 23. They are expected to resubmit revised plans after garnering feedback from commissioners and community members. Developers would like to decrease the price for the new subdivision houses below $400,000 and target a range around...

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InBusiness talks with Brian Vandewalle on Urban Expertise

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InBusiness talks with Brian Vandewalle on Urban Expertise

MADISON, WISC. (Excerpts from InBusiness Magazine, Madison) – Jan Wilson from InBusiness Magazine interviewed Brian Vandewalle to gain some “Urban Exerptise” and insight into current projects in the works around the city. Brian Vandewalle is CEO/president/owner/founder of Vandewalle and Associates Inc.; an urban planner and architect who’s played a large role in the city’s trajectory since launching his business in 1979.  Brian has consulted on many of the area’s largest developments, from Monona’s Waterfront and River Place to the Capitol East District along...

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Fort Atkinson looks at major zoning ordinance update

Posted by on Feb 10, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Fort Atkinson looks at major zoning ordinance update

FORT ATKINSON, WISC. (excerpts from dailyunion.com) – Originally written more than 50 years ago and last updated 20 years ago, the City of Fort Atkinson Zoning Ordinance is being rewritten to allow the code to deal with modern issues and solutions. A draft of the new code was presented at a special Plan Commission meeting Thursday. With the help of input from city staff and community members, the draft was written by consultants from Madison-based firm Vandewalle and Associates. Community planning consultants Mike Slavney and Ben Rohr presented the draft ordinance at the meeting,...

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Eau Claire approves plans for Cannery District redevelopment

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Eau Claire approves plans for Cannery District redevelopment

EAU CLAIRE, WISC. (excerpts from volumeone.org) – Eau Claire is moving forward with a new development in its Cannery District, located on the west side of the Chippewa River in downtown Eau Claire. In late December, the city’s Redevelopment Authority approved a new redevelopment plan for the neighborhood, which is composed primarily of former industrial properties between East Madison Street and the High Bridge.  The plan, which was created by Madison-based Vandewalle & Associates, includes detailed renderings of what the roughly 41-acre neighborhood could look like in the...

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Fitchburg updates redevelopment plans for North Fish Hatchery Road Corridor

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Fitchburg updates redevelopment plans for North Fish Hatchery Road Corridor

FITCHBURG, WISC. (with excerpts from unifiednewsgroup.com) – The City of Fitchburg is proactively updating its plans with a clear vision that would transform the North Fish Hatchery Road area into a vibrant gateway corridor and cohesive neighborhood reflective of Fitchburg’s community goals. That area was listed as a priority in the 2018-2022 Forward Fitchburg strategic plan. City of Fitchburg economic development director Michael Zimmerman explains the corridor’s transformational potential. “That north end of Fish Hatchery Road is the older section of the City that...

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Public provides feedback on Veridian Homes plan in Waunakee

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Public provides feedback on Veridian Homes plan in Waunakee

The public comments on Veridian Homes’ Heritage Hills plan at the January 6 Village Board meeting in Waunakee expressed praise for its inclusion of more affordable housing. Brian Munson of Vandewalle Associates noted that site is prominently located at the eastern gateway to the community. The plan for this Master Planned community is for 318 single family homes, 88 twin homes, 72 haven twin homes geared for seniors and 200 multifamily homes. It also includes a farm mixed-use center intended to preserve the existing buildings and allow some retail use. Chris Ehlers of Veridian Homes...

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Prairie du Chien citizens discuss Blackhawk Junction redevelopment

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Prairie du Chien citizens discuss Blackhawk Junction redevelopment

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WISC. (excerpts from pdccourier.com) – “We’re at least a year and a half from getting shovels in the ground,” stated Economic Analyst Dan Johns, representing the city of Prairie du Chien’s planning consultant of Vandewalle & Associates, at the Blackhawk Junction redevelopment public visioning session January 6.   Over 30 citizens, business owners and city administration gathered for a presentation by Vandewalle & Associates regarding the nine-acre property that Crawford County took title of last year due to tax delinquency and the city...

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Washington County Site Redevelopment Program recognized by USEPA

Posted by on Jan 13, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Washington County Site Redevelopment Program recognized by USEPA

The Washington County Site Redevelopment Program and the City of West Bend were recognized by the US EPA Region 5 for ‘Outstanding Contributions in Brownfields Redevelopment’ for the affordable housing provided by the Barton School Apartment Redevelopment. The City of West Bend and the Washington County Site Redevelopment Program identified the 7-acre site’s potential for affordable housing. Work is now underway to renovate the former school into a 22-unit apartment complex and to construct 18 new townhomes on the property. The former school gym will remain open...

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