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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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U.S. Dept of Commerce announces $1.5 Billion CARES Act Funds for community recovery

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

U.S. Dept of Commerce announces $1.5 Billion CARES Act Funds for community recovery

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is now accepting applications from eligible grantees for  Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) supplemental funds (EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance) intended to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. The assistance is being offered under the department’s Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program. The CARES Act Recovery Assistance is expected to offer a wide-range of financial assistance to...

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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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