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V&A welcomes Sonja Kruesel, AICP as Associate Planner

Posted by on Oct 20, 2021

V&A welcomes Sonja Kruesel, AICP as Associate Planner

MADISON, WISC. Vandewalle & Associates is delighted to welcome Sonja Kruesel, AICP to a new role with the company as Associate Planner. Sonja brings 10 years of professional leadership in municipal planning and zoning, along with a passion for community development and Midwest places. Having served previously as City Planner / Planning Director for both the cities of Monona and Fitchburg, Sonja served alongside the Vandewalle & Associates team on Comprehensive Plans and key projects such as the catalytic Monona Waterfront Redevelopment. You can email Sonja to welcome her...

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Congratulate Jackie Mich on her promotion to Senior Associate!

Posted by on Oct 20, 2021

Congratulate Jackie Mich on her promotion to Senior Associate!

MILWAUKEE, WISC. Vandewalle & Associates is delighted to announce the promotion of Jackie Mich to Senior Associate Planner. Jackie’s skill with project management, deep dedication to her client partners and projects, and her amassed expertise gained in her role within the Milwaukee office and SE Wisconsin clients has made this a well-deserved move. Join the team in congratulating Jackie, and watch her shine in her advisory, guiding and leadership role at meetings, in active impact-building projects, and out and about in the communities in the Coastal Cities and SE...

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Cedarburg Council continues discussion on future of Weil Pump site

Posted by on Aug 13, 2021

Cedarburg Council continues discussion on future of Weil Pump site

CEDARBURG, WISC. — The Cedarburg Common Council discussed how they wanted to be proactive in their interest in the future of the Weil Pump site, formerly the Mercury Marine, on Western Road. The 12.76-acre property is owned by Jackson Western LLC. Weil Pump’s operations will eventually move to the Wilo headquarters and production facility at the Highway 60 business park in Cedarburg. The city of Cedarburg has been in the early stages of discussions and ideas regarding the site because the site is not for sale, but it has been deemed a Smart Growth area. Smart Growth areas are identified...

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Jackson board approves proposal for housing development assistance

Posted by on Aug 13, 2021

Jackson board approves proposal for housing development assistance

JACKSON, WISC. — The village is planning for new development and expansion of its housing market, as a planning firm has been brought on to help plan and develop the Spruce Street area. The Village Board Tuesday approved a service proposal from Vandewalle & Associates for housing development assistance. According to the proposal, work will be done in four phases of housing development goals, developer recruitment, developer negation, and implementation. The location is within Jackson’s Tax Incremental Finance District 7, which was created in 2019, according to village information. In...

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Career Opportunity at V&A: Assistant Planner

Posted by on Aug 11, 2021

Assistant Planner Vandewalle & Associates Madison or Milwaukee, Wisconsin Our fast-paced planning, design, and economic development firm is seeking an entry-level Assistant Planner to support a variety of planning, redevelopment, economic development, and related projects. We are one of the largest independent planning firms in the Midwest, with offices in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Columbus, Ohio, focused primarily on clients throughout the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest. Over the past 40 years, Vandewalle & Associates has assembled a team of experts in...

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Altoona community members invited to give input on a ‘vision for the future’

Posted by on Aug 2, 2021

Altoona community members invited to give input on a ‘vision for the future’

ALTOONA, WISC. – One local community is asking people to take part in developing a vision for the future. The workshop will discuss different mapping aspects in Altoona such as new residential areas, redevelopment, new bike trails, and more. Come take part in developing the community’s vision for the future by participating in an interactive survey and workshop hosted by the City of Altoona and their planning consultant, Vandewalle & Associates. WORKSHOP: AUGUST 5, 2021, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM Via ZOOM SURVEY: OPEN JULY 15 to AUGUST 9 For additional information on the event or any...

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Ft Atkinson will annex space for new housing development

Posted by on Jul 23, 2021

Ft Atkinson will annex space for new housing development

FORT ATKINSON, WISC. – Territory along Banker Road for a planned residential neighborhood will now be annexed into the City of Fort Atkinson. Council members on Tuesday unanimously approved the annexation of 75 acres of city-owned land, presently within the Town of Koshkonong, into the city. The annexation, City Manager Rebecca Houseman LeMire said, will allow the property owners to develop the property at higher densities and obtain urban services that are not available in the town, such as water and sewer. “The annexation of the subject parcels will further the city’s goal of...

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Lineup announced for Red, White and Loo downtown fireworks display

Posted by on Jun 28, 2021

Lineup announced for Red, White and Loo downtown fireworks display

WATERLOO, IOWA – This year’s downtown Waterloo Independence Day fireworks display will boast two stages with live music. The annual Mayor’s Fireworks: Red, White and Loo will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 3, and run to midnight with live music at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre and RiverLoop Expo Plaza. “The planning team has been working hard to bring a spectacular show to downtown Waterloo with a variety of entertainment, larger footprint, and a memorable fireworks display,” Main Street Waterloo Executive Director Jessica Rucker said. “We are excited to be back downtown, gathering...

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Annexation of territory along Banker Road in Fort Atkinson advances

Posted by on Jun 21, 2021

FORT ATKINSON, WISC. – An ordinance annexing the territory along Banker Road to the City of Fort Atkinson for a planned neighborhood was moved to a second reading by the city council June 15. City Manager Rebecca Houseman LeMire said that in 2019, the City of Fort Atkinson purchased three parcels of land along Banker Road in the Town of Koshkonong with the intention of annexation and future residential development. The annexation, she said, will allow property owners to develop the property at higher densities and obtain urban services not available in the town, such as water and...

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Fort Atkinson OKs Interactive Zoning Map

Posted by on Jun 8, 2021

Fort Atkinson OKs Interactive Zoning Map

FORT ATKINSON, WISC. – On June 8, the Fort Atkinson City Council approved the scope of services with Vandewalle & Associates Inc. for creating an Interactive Zoning Map for the city at a cost not to exceed $6,325, including the 15% contingency.

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