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Renovated new event center in Mount Horeb offers additional opportunities on first floor

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Renovated new event center in Mount Horeb offers additional opportunities on first floor

A former farm implement building is coming back to life as another example of redevelopment and growth in downtown Mount Horeb. Vandewalle & Associates has been assisting the city with the downtown planing and economic development. “We’re really trying to build momentum and change things in downtown Mount Horeb, and this was an opportunity to get involved in a deeper way,” said building Owner Steve Grundahl. 

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Mount Horeb gets Wisconsin’s first Cider Bar

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Mount Horeb gets Wisconsin’s first Cider Bar

MOUNT HOREB, WI (EXCERPTS FROM MADISON.COM): Brix Cider is the newest addition to Mount Horeb’s growing downtown. Located two blocks south of Mount Horeb’s Main Street and next door to the looming new headquarters of Duluth Trading Co., Brix Cider showcases apples from 18 farms in southern Wisconsin. The business, housed in a former cheese warehouse, is also highlighting other local food producers and giving those unfamiliar with farming a peek into the state’s changing agricultural industry where small, family dairy farms are rapidly vanishing. Brix Cider is the creation of Matt...

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Next Muncie works to revitalize Muncie’s central core with select projects

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Next Muncie works to revitalize Muncie’s central core with select projects

MUNCIE, INDIANA (EXCERPTS FROM MUNCIE JOURNAL and ALLIANCE MAGAZINE): Next Muncie–a hand-picked, 10-member group of leaders representing the area’s private, public and philanthropic sectors–aims to leverage the community’s already robust sense of place, existing infrastructure  and leadership. With that lever, they plan to boost a few key projects that will help further redevelop and revitalize Muncie’s central city connecting the campuses of its two largest employers, Ball State University and IU Health/Ball Memorial Hospital, with the rest of...

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Downtown Hartford redevelopment continues with Rincón luxury apartment project

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Downtown Hartford redevelopment continues with Rincón luxury apartment project

At the urging of area employers, the city and other area stakeholders took steps to redevelop Hartford's downtown. More than three years ago, the city hired urban planners Vandewalle & Associates Inc. to conduct a downtown opportunity analysis. The result has been two catalytic projects in downtown Hartford and more than 300 new apartment units either opened or planned within the past two years.

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Madison City Council adopts guidelines for former Oscar Mayer site

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Madison City Council adopts guidelines for former Oscar Mayer site

MADISON, WI (EXCERPTS FROM MADISON.COM):  After a nearly yearlong study, the Madison City Council adopted a report outlining broad goals for the former Oscar Mayer site on the city’s north side. The report was prepared for the City of Madison and Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Team by Vandewalle & Associates and Equity by Design. For nearly a century, the Oscar Mayer facility occupied the 72-acre site at 910 Mayer Ave. and manufactured hot dogs, bologna and other lunch meat. It also held a key property in the north side neighborhood and in the region and fostered a “sense...

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Whitewater City Council explores housing challenges

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Whitewater City Council explores housing challenges

the council heard City Manager Cameron Clapper give a summarized report. That joint session was referred to as a “charrette,” a French word meaning “collaborative design.” The two-hour session was facilitated by Mike Slavney of the firm Vandewalle & Associates, which is the city’s planning consultant. The charrette was a result of an issue that came to light over the summer of 2018 regarding the zoning of annexed land into the city and the proposed development of townhomes on that land.

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Mayfair Collection area in Wauwatosa advances with $20 M in City cash

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Mayfair Collection area in Wauwatosa advances with $20 M in City cash

WAUWATOSA, WI. The next phase of Wauwatosa’s Mayfair Collection mixed-use development is ready to proceed, with the city agreeing to pay about $20 million to advance the project. The terms of the agreement outline and provide infrastructure support for the creation of seven development sites that can accommodate up to 750 residential units and 360,000 square feet of office space. Specifically, the terms provide for the demolition and environmental remediation of the remaining warehouse buildings on the interior of the development site as well as the extension of...

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Tesla showroom and other projects planned for Wauwatosa’s Mayfair Collection area

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Tesla showroom and other projects planned for Wauwatosa’s Mayfair Collection area

Implementation is moving ahead at the Mayfair Collection, the area planned in the 2015 Burleigh Triangle & Mayfair Road Corridor North Redevelopment Vision and Plan created by Vandewalle & Associates for the City of Wauwatosa. Notable new uses and project under development in the planning area include plans for a new Tesla showroom and service center, the first in Wisconsin for the innovative electric car company.

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Mount Horeb adds new corporate jobs, restaurants and retail

Posted by on Feb 4, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Mount Horeb adds new corporate jobs, restaurants and retail

MOUNT HOREB, WI (EXCERPTS FROM MADISON.COM): The City of Mount Horeb has been undergoing a period of growth, particularly in the downtown–bringing new retail, restaurants and residents. The latest big change comes from a new four-story, 108,000-square-foot corporate headquarters building a block off Main Street for Duluth Holdings, the parent company of Duluth Trading Co. Meanwhile Gempler’s, a direct catalog and web retailer that sells clothing, tools and other equipment to agricultural producers and homeowners who like to work outside, has also returned to the village. This is where...

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Stevens Point begins design process for Downtown

Posted by on Jan 18, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Stevens Point begins design process for Downtown

Brian Munson, a principal urban designer for Vandewalle and a Stevens Point native, said creation of the opportunity analysis, vision and master plan for the downtown will be a collaborative process. "What we are looking for are opportunities to work collaboratively with the entire community to really look at how these areas serve the function of the community."

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