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Vandewalle & Associates is set to take flight

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Vandewalle & Associates is set to take flight

V&A is now equipped with our own DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone, and licensed for flying commercial drone flights (sUAS) to assist your community or project. With high resolution bird’s eye photography or video, uses or capabilities include:  Marketing Videos or images for communities or projects  Storytelling Videos or images of trails, parks, or other natural areas  Tracking progress of a project over time from inception to completion  Viewshed analysis for potential developments or site selection/analysis  Enhanced topography analysis for potential...

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Travel Iowa publishes “18 New Things to Do in 2018”

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Travel Iowa publishes “18 New Things to Do in 2018”

FROM TRAVEL IOWA: Travel Iowa’s new “18 New Things to Do in 2018” list includes some projects Vandewalle & Associates is very proud of and close to in Waterloo Iowa. Check out #2 (The Courtyard Marriott Hotel Waterloo/Cedar Falls) and #12 (John Deere Centennial Celebration showing image of John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum)....

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83 apartments proposed on former Cudahy landfill near General Mitchell airport

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in News | 0 comments

83 apartments proposed on former Cudahy landfill near General Mitchell airport

FROM BIZJOURNALS.COM: A proposal for 83 townhouses to be built near the airport in Cudahy could finally launch the city’s plan to convert a former landfill into a new neighborhood with housing, retail and commercial buildings.  Kenosha-based Bear Development LLC has stepped up to buy 5.3 acres along South Pennsylvania Avenue from the city for $1 for the affordable housing project. It envisions a mix of two- and three-bedroom apartments built as two-story rowhouses. Bear this month applied for $1.3 million in state affordable housing tax credits to finance the project and this spring...

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A Q&A with V&A: Finding Purpose, Making an Impact

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in News | 0 comments

A Q&A with V&A: Finding Purpose, Making an Impact

Sometimes it helps to collect our thoughts and remember why we are here, what we aim to do, and why we do it. Recently when asked to answer a set of questions about purpose and perspective, we discovered that each person at V&A has a different story to tell about how they strive to make their own impact. Here is a sampling of what was shared by Brian V and by some of the V&A principals:  “What we do is unique and has a big impact on places where you can see plenty of empty factories. Without our help, new redevelopment projects in these places would not be programmed to...

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V&A leads enthusiastic community workshop for Oregon Park Plan

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in News | 0 comments

V&A leads enthusiastic community workshop for Oregon Park Plan

EXCERPTS FROM CONNECTOREGONWI.COM: Every municipality in Wisconsin is required to have a long-term plan in place for its parks and other “open spaces” to remain eligible for state and federal funding. The visioning workshop was part of the Village of Oregon’s process of updating its plan. The workshop was led by Vandewalle & Associates’ Principal Planner Mike Slavney and Assistant Planner Sam Wessel. “The plan is a giant inventory,” Vandewalle’s Sam Wessel explained. “It’s an inventory of what we have, but also what people want in the future. As a city develops,...

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Courtyard Marriott opens in former Deere Building

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Courtyard Marriott opens in former Deere Building

FROM WCFCOURIER.COM: The $43 million 166-room hotel is located at 250 Westfield Ave. For decades, tractor manufacturing was concentrated there before Deere expanded to several facilities around Waterloo-Cedar Falls in the 1970s and early ’80s. Floors in the structure were raised above the original manufacturing floor to allow hotel patrons to take advantage of the picturesque views outside the now-restored windows. One floor of the building will be used by Deere as a conference and training center. The ongoing construction — which includes an upper-level swimming pool, large...

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On the Winter Solstice – by Uncle Dean

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

On the Winter Solstice  – by Uncle Dean

As I write this at work a little after 5:00 today, it is already dark. . . Bummer. Yet, glad tidings! . . .This coming Thursday is the Winter Solstice. For a few more days the Sun will get lower, the days shorter, and the nights longer. But, as of Thursday, December 21 at 10:28 am CST, the tide will turn. The sun will be overhead at the Tropic of Capricorn and start heading north – our way. The Sun will get a little higher each day, the nights shorter, and the days longer. . . for six months! Until then, and for the long evenings still ahead, some readings and … Thoughts on the...

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Starting Block’s building rises while creative hub toes the starting line

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Starting Block’s building rises while creative hub toes the starting line

It’s taken five years, but an entrepreneurship center in Madison is becoming a brick-and-mortar reality. On East Washington Avenue, the steel frames of two new high-rise buildings have shot up to loom over the Capitol East neighborhood. One of them, an American Family Insurance project called “The Spark,” will be the home of StartingBlock, a nonprofit that promises to foster startup growth and entrepreneurial culture in Madison.

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Urso Schuetz Park in McFarland to add disc golf, expand dog park

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Urso Schuetz Park in McFarland to add disc golf, expand dog park

The Urso Schuetz Park, which boasts a dog park and several paths, is expected to undergo a multi-phase expansion project to bring more recreation activities to the village. Jeff Maloney of Vandewalle & Associates provided an overview of the master plan during the committee’s September meeting.

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Jefferson Economic Recovery Plan outlined

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Jefferson Economic Recovery Plan outlined

Jolena Presti, principal of the Milwaukee office of Vandewalle & Associates Inc., the city’s longtime planning consultant, went over the Economic Recovery Framework, which gives a general overview of the Economic Recovery Plan.

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