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Ribbon cuttings in Janesville Town Square; new water feature needs a name

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Ribbon cuttings in Janesville Town Square; new water feature needs a name

Part of the ARISE downtown renewal plan developed with the help of Vandewalle & Associates, elements of Janesville's new river-centric Town Square and downtown redevelopment are officially open to the public. On September 12 a ribbon cutting took place for the J.P. Cullen Memorial Pavilion, a low, concrete, roofed stage. A second ribbon-cutting honored the donors who made the new Interactive Water Feature or "IWF" possible. Oct. 26 is the target date for the next ribbon cutting ceremony, celebrating the re-opening of the revamped River Street.

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Alliant Energy Center “Destination District” public event

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Alliant Energy Center “Destination District” public event

The Comprehensive Master Plan Oversight Committee for the Alliant Energy Center Campus is holding a "Destination District" public event Sept. 12 at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall, Lake Rooms. The meeting begins at 5pm and will include a presentation by planning consultants Vandewalle & Associates.

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Talk to us about the new Opportunity Zone tool for attracting revitalization investment!

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Talk to us about the new Opportunity Zone tool for attracting revitalization investment!

Deeply involved with impactful project development and implementation--and already having created successful Opportunity Zone applications in several states--Vandewalle and Associates is uniquely qualified to provide the analysis, prioritization, and catalytic project planning that will attract investors and spur economic development in your designated Opportunity Zones. 

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Next Muncie: The team working to revitalize the central city and community

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Next Muncie: The team working to revitalize the central city and community

The Leadership Team of Next Muncie works together with businesses, foundations, and elected officials to prioritize economic development initiatives and neighborhood revitalization projects in Muncie, focusing particularly on the central city. Vandewalle & Associates is advising the team on market and redevelopment strategies to make this long-range effort a success.

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Growing village of Mount Horeb builds downtown businesses beyond Trollway

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Growing village of Mount Horeb builds downtown businesses beyond Trollway

More than 7,000 people and 250 businesses and organizations call this place home, and the energy has contributed to a strong downtown corridor. Historic buildings are being repurposed, and more businesses and housing developments are branching off of the “Trollway” and the five roundabouts on the east side of the village. This is the fulfillment of the Downtown Redevelopment Vision that the Village developed with the assistance of Vandewalle & Associates...

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Developer money streams into the Racine area

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Developer money streams into the Racine area

With Foxconn Technology Group beginning to lay infrastructure for the $10 billion Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in southwestern Mount Pleasant, developer activity in the area has never been greater. Expect to see new activity on many of the project opportunities and redevelopment sites that were identified by Vandewalle & Associates in the Racine Citywide Economic Opportunity Analysis and the plan for Uptown.

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Roadside America writes about experiences in the John Deere Tractor & Engine museum

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Roadside America writes about experiences in the John Deere Tractor & Engine museum

Vandewalle & Associates helped to develop the storylines and weave them together to create memorable user experiences working with Deere and exhibit consultant Ravenswood Studios. This article from Roadside America.com is an entertaining read and the best description of those stories we have seen. Of course for the real thing you will just have to get to Waterloo.

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Continued Downtown Waterloo revival prompts completion of Arts Block

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Continued Downtown Waterloo revival prompts completion of Arts Block

In the heart of downtown Waterloo’s revitalization effort, the much anticipated Arts Block project is now under way. A project originally conceived in 2000 by downtown planning consultant Vandewalle and Associates, the RiverLoop Amphitheatre was designed and ultimately constructed leaving space for the building. Planners expect potential tenants will be attracted by the Art Block’s proximity to the Cedar River, RiverLoop Amphitheatre, Waterloo Center for the Arts, SingleSpeed Brewing Co., Cedar Valley SportsPlex, Young Arena, Waterloo Public Library and other downtown attractions.

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New St. Matthews School opens in Oconomowoc

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in News | 0 comments

New St. Matthews School opens in Oconomowoc

The opening of the School was the culmination of a long-term community effort that involved many participants. Vandewalle & Associates was one of them, providing neighborhood planning (coordination between adjoining developer, St. Matthews, City, and the Oconomowoc School District) along with project facilitation, & entitlement.

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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds commends revitalization in Downtown Waterloo

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds commends revitalization in Downtown Waterloo

Governor Kim Reynolds found Waterloo’s downtown revitalization and growth exciting. Reynolds explained that the partnership between state and local government can entice new businesses to come to Iowa and work with local entrepreneurs and startup companies. “That’s how we’re going to grow our economy. There’s certainly a lot of that happening in this community in Waterloo."

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