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Fitchburg updates redevelopment plans for North Fish Hatchery Road Corridor

Posted by on Jan 21, 2020 in News | 0 comments

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

Posted by on Jan 17, 2020 in News | 0 comments

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

Posted by on Jan 16, 2020 in News | 0 comments

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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Slinger moves forward with Ice Age Trail expansion

Posted by on Dec 31, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Slinger moves forward with Ice Age Trail expansion

SLINGER, WISC (with excerpts from conleynet.com and gmtoday.com) – Officials in the Village of Slinger are expected to seek bids sometime in January for construction and other work related to the expansion of the Ice Age Trail in Slinger’s Community Park, following a new route design. As part of the trail expansion and community integration concept proposed by Vandewalle & Associates, the high school has also been invited to build amenities such as benches and shelters that will be placed adjacent to the expanded trail. The Slinger/Allenton Rotary Club has stepped forward...

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Watertown looks at potential impact projects in comprehensive plan

Posted by on Dec 10, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Watertown looks at potential impact projects in comprehensive plan

WATERTOWN, WISC. (Excerpts from wdtimes.com) – During a joint Plan Commission and Common Council meeting, the council heard a presentation of a proposed comprehensive plan by Vandewalle and Associates Inc. A new train station, over a dozen new parks, a fire station and a major redevelopment of Bethesda are among the proposed changes envisioned in the plan, which outlines recommendations for the city’s potential development for the next 10-20 years. According to the comprehensive plan, the space is one of the most important opportunities for the city over the next 20 years...

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Village of Slinger eyes redevelopment of former Niphos site

Posted by on Nov 22, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Village of Slinger eyes redevelopment of former Niphos site

SLINGER, Wisc. (Excerpts from gmtoday.com) – The former Niphos plant in the Village of Slinger is the focus of a request for proposals for redevelopment being prepared by Washington County and scheduled for release on Dec. 3.  Through the Site Redevelopment program, Stantec Consulting Services and Vandewalle and Associates have worked in collaboration with the County and the Village to consider various redevelopment scenarios for the property. A  mandatory preproposal meeting in early January and then proposals would be due by Jan. 23. The site was the site of a 2012 Superfund...

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Village of Fontana adopts Comprehensive Plan

Posted by on Nov 22, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Village of Fontana adopts Comprehensive Plan

FONTANA, Wisc. – The Village of Fontana-On-Geneva-Lake prepared an update to its Comprehensive Plan with the assistance of Vandewalle & Associates. The Plan covers issues and opportunities, agricultural resources, cultural resources, land use, transportation, utilities and community facilities, stormwater management, housing and neighborhood development, community character, sustainability, economic development, intergovernmental cooperation, and implementation. Following a public meeting to present the findings and recommendations within it, the final...

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Watertown secures DNR grant, advances parks plan

Posted by on Nov 22, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Watertown secures DNR grant, advances parks plan

WATERTOWN, Wisc. – The City of Watertown was recently awarded a DNR grant which could help fund a new park downtown. The former Marathon gas station site at 905 E. Main St, could be on the way to becoming a proposed new park following environmental assessments funded by the DNR grant. Watertown City staff and Vandewalle & Associates, a Madison/Milwaukee planning group with expertise in redevelopment and real estate, identified the site’s potential for park use in an update of the City’s Parks and Open Space Plan which was adopted Oct. 14,...

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Fitchburg’s “big moment” invites public input for 20-year Comprehensive Plan

Posted by on Nov 22, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Fitchburg’s “big moment” invites public input for 20-year Comprehensive Plan

FITCHBURG, Wisc. – The city of Fitchburg is updating its comprehensive plan for the future, which will guide growth and development decisions for the next 20 years. “We’re always trying to be looking 20 years ahead to get to the desired future, said Sonja Kruesel, city planner and zoning administrator. “In the most succinct terms, we like to say, ‘Where and how is growth going to happen?'” “This is a big moment for Fitchburg and anyone who cares how it develops in the future,” Robert Procter said, adding that now is the time to start...

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