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Partnerships in Muncie help advance needed Central City projects

Posted by on May 29, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Partnerships in Muncie help advance needed Central City projects

MUNCIE, INDIANA (excerpts from thestarpress.com) – As officials gathered to break ground for a new riverfront redevelopment in Muncie’s Canal District, COVID-19 masks could not conceal shared pride in what strong partnership can accomplish. “This is a collaboration of monumental importance for the downtown area,” Mayor Dan Ridenour told the crowd gathered for the groundbreaking. Groups such as the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership and NEXT Muncie have been working with Vandewalle & Associates and WS Property to make the project happen.  Downtown...

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Muncie breaks ground on White River Canal District redevelopment

Posted by on May 29, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Muncie breaks ground on White River Canal District redevelopment

White River Lofts, a mixed-use riverfront building and public plaza in Muncie's White River Canal District, is one of the identified catalytic projects in the Muncie Central City Redevelopment Plan developed by Vandewalle & Associates.

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Fort Atkinson holds Zoning Code virtual public meeting

Posted by on May 22, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Fort Atkinson holds Zoning Code virtual public meeting

FORT ATKINSON, WISC. – Fort Atkinson held a successful virtual public meeting to review the Draft Zoning Map. The meeting was facilitated by Vandewalle & Associates. Another virtual meeting is scheduled for May 28, 2020. 

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Mount Horeb Comprehensive & Outdoor Rec Plan moves forward

Posted by on May 22, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Mount Horeb Comprehensive & Outdoor Rec Plan moves forward

MOUNT HOREB, WISC – Mount Horeb is advancing its five-year update of the Village’s Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan for parks, natural areas, recreational programming, and trails…with a goal of adoption in late fall 2020. Vandewalle & Associates is assisting with this effort. The plan includes public input, develop priorities and recommendations, and ultimately help guide efforts for the Mount Horeb Parks System and Recreation Department. A survey of village residents, visitors and surveys conducted from April 10 to May 8 had 700 total responses, which is a marked rise...

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Alliant to close Sheboygan coal plant, retain Vandewalle

Posted by on May 22, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Alliant to close Sheboygan coal plant, retain Vandewalle

SHEBOYGAN, WISC (excerpts from wsjonline.com) – Alliant Energy has announced it is closing its Sheboygan coal-fired power plant, which is the last of its kind operating in Sheboygan. The Edgewater 5 generating station will be completely decommissioned by 2023. While that date is years ahead of the previous schedule for the plant, City officials say it will save taxpayers hundreds of millions in taxpayer costs. Alliant said it has retained Vandewalle & Associates, a Madison-based urban planning and economic development firm to help with decommissioning and redevelopment plans for...

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Waterloo advances redevelopment in Downtown

Posted by on May 18, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Waterloo advances redevelopment in Downtown

Environmental assessments are also planned for recently acquired lots adjacent to the Cedar Valley TechWorks, helping advance the redevelopment plan created for that area by Vandewalle & Associates.

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Wisc. Gov. announces $75M to support small businesses

Posted by on May 18, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Wisc. Gov. announces $75M to support small businesses

MADISON, WISCONSIN (excerpt from channel3000.com) – On May 18, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers announced a $75 million fund to help small businesses as part of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s “We’re All In” initiative. The WEDC’s initiative was established to help local businesses bounce back while maintaining safe environments amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article...

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Main Street America provides COVID recovery guidance for communities

Posted by on May 18, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Main Street America provides COVID recovery guidance for communities

SMALL-TOWN USA – The Main Street America organization is compiling existing resources and opportunities to help Main Street districts across the U.S. during the COVID-19 crisis. Particularly helpful for communities that are already Main Street participants, the site is offering information regarding Federal guidelines and programs that support Main Street program support and small business...

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Big-box ordinances help guide compatible development

Posted by on May 15, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Big-box ordinances help guide compatible development

DANE COUNTY, WISC. – As communities continue rapid growth in Dane County, planners at Vandewalle & Associates have been called upon to author big box ordinances that are helping communities like Stoughton and Mt. Horeb to keep growth compatible with community goals. In an article from Building Design and Construction, V&A principal Mike Slavney explains how these ordinances reconcile the mass and appearance of big box development  with local community standards. Facing market saturation, these ordinances are moving mega-retailers to rethink how they design structures and...

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BUILD Grants help cities and states with transportation funding

Posted by on May 12, 2020 in News | 0 comments

BUILD Grants help cities and states with transportation funding

As the next generation of the popular TIGER Grant program, the new  BUILD (Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Deployment) Grants will help fund more than 90 road, rail, port, and transit projects in urban and rural U.S., and can be used to supplement other financing. Vandewalle & Associates is active right now helping write grant applications and position projects for these funds, including a grant application to support multiple transportation infrastructure improvements for Muncie, Indiana’s Central City redevelopment effort, among...

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