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Brew City Match awards first round of financial, planning assistance to Milwaukee businesses

Posted by on Oct 15, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Brew City Match awards first round of financial, planning assistance to Milwaukee businesses

MILWAUKEE, WISC. (With excerpts from www.biztimes.com): The first cohort of Milwaukee businesses were selected as winners in the JPMorgan Chase-backed Brew City Match program, which supports entrepreneurship in Milwaukee’s historic commercial corridors. The program is focused on the Cesar Chavez Drive, Historic King Drive and North Avenue/Fond du Lac commercial corridors. Vandewalle & Associates worked with the City of Milwaukee and LISC to provide the market analysis for the Fond du Lac and North and Clarke Square areas.  JMorgan Chase awarded a $3.5 million...

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City of Monona dedicates new riverfront public space

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City of Monona dedicates new riverfront public space

MONONA, WISC. On Oct. 6, the City of Monona held a dedication ceremony for its unique new riverfront park adjacent to the new development, The Current. City officials past and present were on hand to welcome Monona’s residents to the riverfront with live music on an outdoor stage. Visitors had a chance to try out the seating areas in the plaza and along the river, and to explore the new boat docks,  piers and waterfront walkways via land and by water. Buck & Honey’s restaurant opened its lower level to the public space activities and offered refreshments to the crowd. 

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Gateway to The Driftless awarded state tourism grant

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Gateway to The Driftless awarded state tourism grant

CROSS PLAINS/BLACK EARTH/MAZOMANIE, WISC. Working with the assistance of Vandewalle & Associates, the Gateway to The Driftless organization wrote a successful application for a state tourism “joint area marketing” grant. Gateway to The Driftless is a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable business growth and tourism efforts in the Cross plains, Black Earth, and Mazomanie areas. 

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V&A drone services offer imagery, analysis, visualization and more

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V&A drone services offer imagery, analysis, visualization and more

V&A has been utilizing drone technology for a number of aerial imaging and analysis needs–and more uses keep coming. From site evaluation to documenting project progress, drone photography has become another highly effective tool in many areas of our work. Consider drone capabilities for these and more: Marketing videos or photography for a community or corridor  Documenting project progress  Vertical Viewshed Analysis for potential developments Zoning Compliance Parking studies (documenting parking utilization at various times of day) Capturing updated aerial imagery for...

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Plan to catch Warhola Cats’ new track on the airwaves, streaming online

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

Plan to catch Warhola Cats’ new track on the airwaves, streaming online

MILWAUKEE, WIS — On Thursday Oct. 24, the Milwaukee-based indie band the Warhola Cats (whose members include V&A’s own Jackie Mich on keyboards, vocals and the occasional french horn) are premiering a track from their forthcoming album on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee’s MKE Premiere.  The song will play four times throughout the day: 8:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Or you can stream it online. Their poetic harmonies explore longing and heartfelt themes that become, in their own words, a “toast to Milwaukee’s mundane — inviting reverence for...

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V&A begins redevelopment study for Hartford’s former Kmart property

Posted by on Oct 9, 2019 in News | 0 comments

HARTFORD (with excerpts from gmtoday.com) — Since Kmart closed its Hartford Plaza location along Highway 60 in the city, the site has had very little activity. Within the last few months the city applied for and received grant money from the state’s Brownfield Grants Program, which is coordinated by Washington County. “The grant was for about $24,000 and other remaining  costs are to be paid by Equitable Bank, who has taken over the property,” said Hartford Area Development Corp. Executive Director Tom Hostad. “We are all hoping a site redevelopment study can show other...

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Initiatives tagged for enhancing Carrolton Square and community

Posted by on Oct 9, 2019 in News | 0 comments

CARROLLTON (excerpts from myjournalcourier.com)— Six key strategies will guide a plan to revitalize the city’s downtown square. The strategies were presented during a special joint meeting of Carrollton City Council and Greene County Board on Tuesday. The Wisconsin-based planning and design firm Vandewalle & Associates conducted an opportunity analysis of key assets and created and a vision graphic highlighting opportunities in the downtown area. Vandewalle team members Jeff Maloney and Marta Purdy presented their work and key strategies. “We try to make the strategies achievable...

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Carrollton council advances TIF district creation

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Carrollton council advances TIF district creation

The Carrollton City Council is moving forward to establish a downtown TIF district, voting on a handful of resolutions necessary for district creation. The group plans to roll out in late September proposed economic strategies based on discussions with business owners and analysis from design firm Vandewalle & Associates Inc.

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Sturgeon Bay weighs impact of high water mark ruling at West Waterfront

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Sturgeon Bay weighs impact of high water mark ruling at West Waterfront

STURGEON BAY, WISC. (EXCERPTS FROM DOORCOUNTYPULSE.COM): Outagamie County Circuit Court Judge Gregory Gill dismissed an appeal of Sturgeon Bay property owners who aimed to challenge the DNR’s Jan. 3 ruling for a new “high water mark” affecting the west-side waterfront project plans (prepared for the City by Vandewalle & Associates). No private development can go on land waterward of that mark, greatly diminishing the developable portion of the property. Mayor David Ward said after the ruling that it’s time for the city to move forward on the west waterfront.  “If...

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Lake Geneva approves study for golf course property options

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Lake Geneva approves study for golf course property options

LAKE GENEVA, WISC. (EXCERPTS FROM LAKEGENEVANEWS.NET): Lake Geneva City Council has agreed to order a new study on future redevelopment options for the former Hillmoor Golf Course property. The city council voted 6-2 on Sept. 9 to authorize planners to create a possible blueprint for the 200-acre site, which has been at the center of heated debate in recent years over whether it should be developed or left alone. Brian Munson, representative for Vandewalle & Associates, said the concept plan will give the city an opportunity to tell White River Holdings the types of development the city...

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