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In support of human innovation and project momentum

Posted by on Apr 3, 2020 in News | 0 comments

In the midst of this unprecedented global health event, Vandewalle & Associates wants to check in with each of you—to hear how you are doing, help you connect to the resources you need now, and understand where your concerns lie for the future. Know that we are all in this together; partnering over the long term to find new ways through challenge that can ultimately and positively impact more lives. Currently collaborating out of dispersed locations, our individual contact information can be accessed here. Here’s the key message: Keep moving forward. Communities and corporations...

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National Health Alert Period – Office Update

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in News, Special Announcement | 0 comments

National Health Alert Period – Office Update

Our team at Vandewalle & Associates is fully committed to assisting our clients and partners perform their services at the highest possible level. To best assist national public health efforts we have adapted our work environment to continue to provide the most effective and responsive services; therefore during the foreseeable future much of our work here at V&A will be done in a collaborative manner from dispersed locations.   At this time the easiest ways to reach us are via e-mail and by direct extension phone. Links to all team member emails can be found on the “Our...

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Madison’s south side is changing, aiming to keep housing affordable

Posted by on Feb 28, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Madison’s south side is changing, aiming to keep housing affordable

MADISON, WISC. (Excerpts from madison.com) – The south side’s strategic position as the southern gateway to downtown, connection to major employment and education hubs, and its proximity to transportation corridors make the area prime for development. This area is also home to the city’s most diverse population, with pockets of African Americans, Latinos, Hmong and Nepalese, with a number of low-income apartment complexes. Yet with parts of the township being annexed to the city in 2022 and millions of dollars of new  public infrastructure improvements expected,...

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Fort Atkinson holds second zoning update meeting

Posted by on Feb 28, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Fort Atkinson holds second zoning update meeting

FORT ATKINSON, WISC. (Excerpts from dailyunion.com) – At a second public meeting to discuss Fort Atkinson’s proposed new zoning ordinance, debate spanned from requiring new downtown businesses to add parking to preventing single-family homes from building garages in front of the house. For more than two and a half hours, city staff, council members, plan commissioners and members of the public went back and forth on the proposed regulations that will dictate the rules for new buildings in Fort Atkinson. The meeting delved deep into some of the issues and gave ample input on the...

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Watch this 1959 video tour of Madison’s former Oscar Mayer plant

Posted by on Feb 28, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Watch this 1959 video tour of Madison’s former Oscar Mayer plant

MADISON, WISC. (Video from WKOW News) – Madison’s iconic Oscar Mayer plant opened on the north side of the city in 1919, eventually employing some 4,000 people at its peak in the 1970s. In 2015, parent company Kraft Heinz announced the plant closing, and in 2017 the facility ceased operations–leaving this area of the city that had been defined by the plant’s presence now looking for a new heart, identity, and activity to support the surrounding working-class neighborhoods. Vandewalle & Associates is currently working with the city and neighborhoods to explore a...

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Eau Claire Cannery District advances redevelopment with infrastructure upgrades

Posted by on Feb 28, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Eau Claire Cannery District advances redevelopment with infrastructure upgrades

EAU CLAIRE, WISC. (with excerpts from weau.com) – The Eau Claire city council has approved a $2 million plan to replace utilities and pavement on a stretch of Oxford Avenue and Maxon Street. City officials see this section as the gateway to the Cannery District, which they say is starting to grow–and which is the focus of a new redevelopment plan being developed by Vandewalle & Associates. In recent weeks City engineers invited public input about their plans for the Cannery District infrastructure projects. “The last 50, 60, 70 years this portion of Eau...

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Jefferson adopts Comprehensive Plan 2040

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

Jefferson adopts Comprehensive Plan 2040

JEFFERSON, WISC. (Excerpts from Watertown Daily Times)— The City of Jefferson common council adopted its Comprehensive Plan created with the help of Vandewalle & Associates, and will pursue redevelopment and infill of underutilized lands as it follows recommendations contained within until 2040. Potential redevelopment projects include the city hall parking lot, Riverside Alley, the former Tyson site, and downtown streetscape and alley improvements. The city will also continue to promote downtown as the focal point of the community, with a mix of uses including increased opportunities...

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Team holds Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan open house

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

Team holds Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan open house

MADISON, WISC. (Excerpts from madison.com and The Cap Times) – At the public meeting Jan. 30, city staff and a consultant team comprised of Vandewalle & Associates and EQT By Design presented the draft plan at the newly renovated 910 Oscar at OM Station, which is the former Oscar Mayer office building.  The special area plan will be used to guide the future reuse and redevelopment of the area surrounding the former manufacturing plan. The plan area is roughly bounded by Packers and Pennsylvania Avenue on the east, Aberg Avenue on the north, and Fordem and North Sherman Avenue...

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McFarland reviews new neighborhood plan with an eye on affordability

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

McFarland reviews new neighborhood plan with an eye on affordability

MCFARLAND, WISC. (Excerpts from hgnnews.com and the McFarland Thistle) – McFarland village staff is expecting a petition of annexation for 36.29 acres of land along Highway AB – currently in the Town of Dunn – on which a new subdivision is proposed. Veridian Homes and developers presented conceptual plans to the village plan commission Jan. 23. They are expected to resubmit revised plans after garnering feedback from commissioners and community members. Developers would like to decrease the price for the new subdivision houses below $400,000 and target a range around...

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InBusiness talks with Brian Vandewalle on Urban Expertise

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

InBusiness talks with Brian Vandewalle on Urban Expertise

MADISON, WISC. (Excerpts from InBusiness Magazine, Madison) – Jan Wilson from InBusiness Magazine interviewed Brian Vandewalle to gain some “Urban Exerptise” and insight into current projects in the works around the city. Brian Vandewalle is CEO/president/owner/founder of Vandewalle and Associates Inc.; an urban planner and architect who’s played a large role in the city’s trajectory since launching his business in 1979.  Brian has consulted on many of the area’s largest developments, from Monona’s Waterfront and River Place to the Capitol East District along...

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