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Sturgeon Bay Holds Virtual Public Meeting for Comprehensive Plan

Posted by on Aug 10, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Sturgeon Bay Holds Virtual Public Meeting for Comprehensive Plan

STURGEON BAY, WISC. – Utilizing the local Sturgeon Bay public access channel, the City held a virtual public open house in early August. The full video presentation from the City and Vandewalle & Associates can be viewed here. 

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Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan Process Looks at Options

Posted by on Aug 7, 2020 in News | 0 comments

MADISON, WISC. (Excerpts from Madison.com) – Vandewalle & Associates has been working with the City and neighborhoods to develop a reuse plan for the abandoned Oscar Mayer plant and revitalize the surrnounding northside.  Over eight months of community outreach, residents on the North and East side have expressed broad support for revitalizing the region. But many say the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan would bring too much traffic and housing density to the neighborhood and result in the loss of key open space. And they oppose plans to locate a Metro Transit bus garage on the...

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Sturgeon Bay Moves Forward on Comprehensive Plan

Posted by on Aug 7, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Sturgeon Bay Moves Forward on Comprehensive Plan

STURGEON BAY, WISC. (From doorcountydailynews.com) – Sturgeon Bay’s planning for the next decade is moving into final stages of development and review with the City Council. Recently Community Development Director Marty Olejniczak gave councilmembers an update on the progress of the 10-year comprehensive plan the city needs to complete this year.  He says despite being a couple of months behind schedule, the plan could be approved as early as October. Vandewalle & Associates conducted focus groups and a comprehensive survey last fall and workshops to get general feedback...

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Big Box Retailer Ordinances Work to Integrate Retail into Communities

Posted by on Aug 7, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Big Box Retailer Ordinances Work to Integrate Retail into Communities

EXCERPTS FROM BDCNETWORK.COM “TAMING THE BIG BOX” – Communities are fighting back against large discount retailers, which for decades have, under the impetus of furious national expansion plans, thrown up standalone, cookie-cutter behemoths with little thought to architectural design, land-use planning, or community development issues. Enacted in 1995, (the City of Fort Collins, Colorado’s) “Design Standards and Guidelines for Large Retail Establishments” regulate everything from façade detailing and landscaping to building orientation and parking lot...

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Slinger Incorporates Trail Segment into Ice Age Trail

Posted by on Aug 5, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Slinger Incorporates Trail Segment into Ice Age Trail

SLINGER, WISC. – The Ice Age Trail in Slinger has a new officially designated segment for trail users, making a more connected off-street route through the community that will enhance the experience of all users. Seeing opportunity where others had not, V&A originally conceived of this trail project in an 2016 Economic Opportunity Analysis and then continued to push it through our follow-up implementation contracts eventually leading to the designation of Slinger as an “Ice Age Trail Community” in 2017 and a successful $350,000 DNR Stewardship grant and a $50,000 Rotary Club...

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How Pandemic Could Reshape Our Cities

Posted by on Aug 5, 2020 in News | 0 comments

How Pandemic Could Reshape Our Cities

WWW.URBANMILWAUKEE.COM (excerpts from https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2020/07/22/how-pandemic-could-reshape-our-cities/) – The COVID-19 pandemic has radically upended society. That chance for change extends even to the way our cities are built and function. Urban planners say there are real possibilities to correct major public policy failures and build a more sustainable and fair modern city. Changes to public policy. What is likely to happen is COVID-caused trends stick and become long term policy from urban planners and elected officials, according to Mike Slavney, director for...

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Play to win – set up needed projects for grant and stimulus funding

Posted by on Jul 13, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Play to win – set up needed projects for grant and stimulus funding

It can be difficult to keep up with all the available grants from so many varied sources. That’s where V&A can help. Email us to register for Grant Tracking from Vandewalle & Associates. We can help identify potential grant sources relevant to you. Once they are identified, we then can determine and shape the projects you want to submit using our specialized expertise in quick, visionary concept design, cost-estimating, strategic partnership development, grant-writing, and more. Part of our Grant Tracking service includes access to a Grants Quick Reference Roadmap, exclusively...

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The Current in Monona begins final phase

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

The Current in Monona begins final phase

MONONA, WISC. (with excerpts from madison.com) – Galway Construction is beginning construction on the final phase of The Current at Yahara Commons, a riverfront redevelopment project on the Yahara River in Monona which was master-planned by Vandewalle & Associates. This latest phase will include a five-story building with 145 apartments, a terrace, and a pool, along with two levels of underground parking shared between residential and the City for park access. Once completed, residential units will enjoy views of downtown or riverfront, and easy access to the adjacent retail and new...

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Verona selects Steve Brown proposal for Sugar Creek site

Posted by on Jun 25, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Verona selects Steve Brown proposal for Sugar Creek site

VERONA, WISC. For the third time this month, City Alders discussed proposals for a 12-acre site south of West Verona Avenue, which includes the City’s historic, original graded school. In the final discussion–while a public pool had been a popular concept within the community–it was determined this site would not be the best location for a pool and required parking, and that the community placed a high priority on the retail space in the Steve Brown plan which could help connect disjointed shopping areas in the city’s core. The winning plan’s higher proportion of...

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As Alliant Plant closure impacts City funds, redevelopment aims to rebuild

Posted by on Jun 8, 2020 in News | 0 comments

As Alliant Plant closure impacts City funds, redevelopment aims to rebuild

The City has retained Vandewalle & Associates to conduct the first stages in redevelopment planning including inviting input from the community as to what they would like to see on the lakefront site. Vandewalle has already worked in the City of Sheboygan on the iconic Harbor Centre Marina, South Pier District and FreshTech redevelopments/

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