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Carpers, Thorpes donate two lots for parks in Macomb

Posted by on Nov 4, 2021

MACOMB, ILL. — The development of two parks in Macomb were discussed at Monday’s Macomb Committee of the Whole meeting. John Bannon, community development coordinator proposed the city hire Vandewalle & Associates, Inc, a professional planning and design firm, to design the parks in the 1300 block of East Pierce Street and 529 West Piper. The cost would be $3,125. One thousand dollars would be eligible for reimbursement through the Strong Communities Program grant, with the remaining being covered through the American Rescue Plan Act grant money. The design decision was...

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V&A welcomes Sonja Kruesel, AICP as Associate Planner

Posted by on Oct 20, 2021

V&A welcomes Sonja Kruesel, AICP as Associate Planner

MADISON, WISC. Vandewalle & Associates is delighted to welcome Sonja Kruesel, AICP to a new role with the company as Associate Planner. Sonja brings 10 years of professional leadership in municipal planning and zoning, along with a passion for community development and Midwest places. Having served previously as City Planner / Planning Director for both the cities of Monona and Fitchburg, Sonja served alongside the Vandewalle & Associates team on Comprehensive Plans and key projects such as the catalytic Monona Waterfront Redevelopment. You can email Sonja to welcome her...

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Congratulate Jackie Mich on her promotion to Senior Associate!

Posted by on Oct 20, 2021

Congratulate Jackie Mich on her promotion to Senior Associate!

MILWAUKEE, WISC. Vandewalle & Associates is delighted to announce the promotion of Jackie Mich to Senior Associate Planner. Jackie’s skill with project management, deep dedication to her client partners and projects, and her amassed expertise gained in her role within the Milwaukee office and SE Wisconsin clients has made this a well-deserved move. Join the team in congratulating Jackie, and watch her shine in her advisory, guiding and leadership role at meetings, in active impact-building projects, and out and about in the communities in the Coastal Cities and SE...

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Public input sought for Viroqua’s downtown, Main Street

Posted by on Sep 15, 2021

Public input sought for Viroqua’s downtown, Main Street

VIROQUA, WISC. – City officials are looking for the public’s feedback regarding Main Street and downtown Viroqua. A virtual public input meeting via Zoom will be held Thursday, Sept. 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. As part of the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant awarded by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) in 2020, the city of Viroqua is reviewing pedestrian and traffic safety on Main Street in downtown Viroqua. The city is working with Strand Associates, an engineering firm, to lead the safety improvement planning process. The city is hosting a public meeting...

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Fort council OKs Banker Road neighborhood plan concepts

Posted by on Sep 14, 2021

Fort council OKs Banker Road neighborhood plan concepts

FORT ATKINSON, WISC. – A planned new neighborhood on the City of Fort Atkinson’s northwest side has taken another step forward. The Banker Road Neighborhood Plan set of concepts was approved unanimously by the Fort Atkinson City Council last Tuesday, and staff were authorized to develop and issue a request for proposals for interested developers. City Manager Rebecca Houseman LeMire said that in April, the city contracted with Vandewalle & Associates to create a concept neighborhood plan for the city-owned parcels along Banker Road, located east of the high school and south of...

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Watertown offers look at how park plans are determined

Posted by on Sep 7, 2021

Watertown offers look at how park plans are determined

WATERTOWN, WISC. – The City of Watertown has offered the public some insights into how its park plans are determined. “The City of Watertown’s Parks and Open Space plan is a comprehensive analysis of our recreational and natural space needs and desires as a city,” according to a statement from the city. “In 2019, the city hired Vandewalle & Associates, a company that specializes in this type of planning. They analyzed the current parks, collected community member data and feedback, and made recommendations for future improvement of our parks.” “As an Alderperson I was...

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Hancock County comprehensive plan process moving forward

Posted by on Sep 1, 2021

Hancock County comprehensive plan process moving forward

HANCOCK COUNTY, IND. — Local leaders and a consulting firm have kicked off the process for a new plan that will shape the county’s future. The company is analyzing initial feedback from those leaders, a steering committee has formed to guide the process, and the first of several opportunities for the public to weigh in is available. Vandewalle & Associates, with offices in Madison and Milwaukee in Wisconsin and Columbus, Ohio, is assisting the county with its new comprehensive plan, called Future Hancock. The plan will include visions for land use and thoroughfares along with an...

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Banker Road neighborhood plan to be considered

Posted by on Aug 21, 2021

Banker Road neighborhood plan to be considered

FORT ATKINSON, WISC. – With the need for new homes on the rise in Southern Wisconsin, the City of Fort Atkinson is looking to guide the creation of a new neighborhood in the city. The Banker Road properties, located east of the Fort Atkinson High School and south of Hoard Road, previously were slated for residential development featuring large single-family lots. The development fell through, however, and the city council seized the opportunity to purchase the parcels in 2018. In 2019 and 2020, the city adopted a new comprehensive plan and a new zoning ordinance, respectively. These...

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Middleton Zoning Ordinance Workshop

Posted by on Aug 19, 2021

Middleton Zoning Ordinance Workshop

MIDDLETON, WISC. — This interactive workshop will start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, and all participants must wear face coverings in order to participate. What is this workshop about? The city of Middleton has begun the process of preparing a new Zoning Ordinance and Map. The purposes of this project are to modernize zoning regulations, streamline zoning processes, encourage reinvestment, and implement the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The process to complete the new Zoning Ordinance and Map will take about 12 months, finishing in the summer of 2022. Public input is encouraged throughout...

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Two downtown Manitowoc streets will soon be two-way. Here’s when the change will happen.

Posted by on Aug 18, 2021

MANITOWOC, WISC. – Both Eighth and 10th streets in the city of Manitowoc will begin the process to be converted from one-way streets back to two-way streets. “Thank you to all who helped make this a reality,” Mayor Justin Nickels wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday. “The next chapter in our city is taking place where we began 151 years ago — along the shores of Lake Michigan and the Manitowoc Rivers — in beautiful Downtown Manitowoc!” According to Nickels, people will be able to start driving both ways on the two streets by September 2022. The city has three studies from...

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