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Madison drafts blueprint on potential Oscar Mayer Plant reuse

Posted by on Dec 18, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Madison drafts blueprint on potential Oscar Mayer Plant reuse

EXCERPTS FROM THE WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL, MADISON: From the creation of a high-density, walkable district to adding family-supporting jobs and boosting the tax base, Madison officials are looking to guide development in a stretch of the city surrounding the former Oscar Mayer headquarters.  The City of Madison and the Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Committee worked with a consultant team that included Vandewalle & Associates to craft a broad vision of the former Oscar Mayer meat packaging plant and surrounding area on Madison’s east side. The vision, called...

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Slinger looks at grant money for downtown redevelopment study

Posted by on Dec 18, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Slinger looks at grant money for downtown redevelopment study

On Monday, village trustees approved having Vandewalle and Associates, at a cost not to exceed $27,500, work with the village on issues related to downtown redevelopment.

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Vandewalle & Associates leads Whitewater workshop

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in News | 0 comments

EXCERPTS FROM DAILYUNION.COM, JEFFERSON COUNTY: Whitewater officials gathered for a “charrette” — a French word meaning “collaborative design” — Wednesday to confront the related issues of zoning, housing and neighborhoods within the city. The Whitewater Common Council, Whitewater Planning and Architectural Review Commission and Whitewater Community Development Authority (CDA) held the specialized joint session at the Innovation Center. Sixteen people were present; there was some overlap in positions, such as councilperson Lynn Binnie, who also serves on the Plan Commission,...

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Wauwatosa looks at major redevelopment along Mayfair Road

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Wauwatosa looks at major redevelopment along Mayfair Road

The city of Wauwatosa is considering redeveloping more than 100 acres of its former landfill site along Mayfair Road into a mixed-use development that could include residential, light manufacturing and commercial space.

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Alliant Energy Center Campus Master Plan and Destination District Vision & Strategy drafts unveiled

Posted by on Oct 26, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Alliant Energy Center Campus Master Plan and Destination District Vision & Strategy drafts unveiled

On October 15th Perkins + Will, the consultant team leading the Alliant Energy Center Campus master planning process, presented the draft Alliant Energy Center Campus Master Plan. Following their presentation, Vandewalle & Associates presented the draft Destination District vision for the surrounding area. Nearly 60 people were in attendance at an event that included hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The consultants facilitated engagement activities that included real time keypad polling and interactive stations where community members could talk with the consultants and the Alliant...

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Foxconn to buy Racine building to develop Smart Cities solutions

Posted by on Oct 26, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Foxconn to buy Racine building to develop Smart Cities solutions

EXCERPTS FROM BIZJOURNALS.COM: Foxconn Technology Group will buy an office building at Main St. in downtown Racine, and renovate it to create new co-working spaces, said Alan Yeung, Foxconn director of U.S. strategic initiatives. The building is near the Racine harbor, in the area included in the new Racine Lakefront Vision being developed by the City with the help of Vandewalle & Associates.  “We are going to use this location and also partner with others in downtown Racine to create products, applications and solutions for smart cities,” Yeung said. Since coming to...

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Major developer in the Milwaukee Bucks arena project secures option for Racine Harborside

Posted by on Oct 26, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Major developer in the Milwaukee Bucks arena project secures option for Racine Harborside

Mayor Cory Mason and Kevin Newell, President of Royal Capital Group, announced they have reached an agreement to allow Royal Capital to redevelop the former Walker Manufacturing site. The long-vacant Harborside is one of the city’s most desirable development sites with its nearness to, and view of, the lake.

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Royal Capital Group looks at purchasing 9.5-acre lakefront site for housing, entertainment, restaurants

Posted by on Oct 26, 2018 in News | 0 comments

EXCERPTS FROM BIZTIMES.COM: Royal Capital Group has an option to purchase the 9.5-acre lakefront site from the City of Racine for an undisclosed price. Plans include housing, entertainment and restaurants, said Kevin Newell, president of Royal Capital Group. The site, now known as Harborside, is located just north of the Pugh Marina at 1001 Michigan Blvd. Newell said he plans to begin the project in spring 2019. “Our firm is excited about the opportunity to transform this underutilized lakefront property into a development that further adds to Racine’s vibrancy in line with the future of...

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Janesville officially reopens River Street as its new “festival street”

Posted by on Oct 26, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Janesville officially reopens River Street as its new “festival street”

Janesville celebrates the official opening of River Street, its new "festival street.“ "This is kind of celebrating the west-side town square completion,” city management information specialist Molly Nolte said. “The ribbon-cutting for the pavilion and water feature was privately funded with Forward Janesville and ARISEnow. This is much more about what the city has been able to accomplish with the west-side town square.”

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City of Racine announces agreement for sale of Harborside property for destination redevelopment

Posted by on Oct 25, 2018 in News | 0 comments

City of Racine announces agreement for sale of Harborside property for destination redevelopment

Racine Mayor Cory Mason announced an agreement to sell the city-owned former Walker Manufacturing Co. plant property, now called Harborside. The land has been cleared and prepared for a hoped-for redevelopment. Milwaukee developer Kevin Newell’s Royal Capital Group will partner with the city on a residential and recreation redevelopment project under Racine's RootWorks long-range plan. That plan was developed with the City by Vandewalle & Associates.

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