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Slinger announces priority projects and facade improvement program

Posted by on Oct 22, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Slinger announces priority projects and facade improvement program

SLINGER, WISC. (Excerpts from gmtoday.com) — Earlier this month the Village Board approved a recently completed report by Vandewalle and Associates about improvements that could be coming to the downtown. The report also included a list of priorities that village leaders and residents have agreed on should be top projects. For 2020, Village Administrator Margaret Wilber said focus will be on rehabilitation or restoration of existing buildings, in-fill development of vacated businesses and lots downtown, and Kettle Moraine Drive and Ice Age Trail improvements. Wilber said work on...

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Eau Claire Redevelopment Authority looks at plans for Cannery District

Posted by on Oct 22, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Eau Claire Redevelopment Authority looks at plans for Cannery District

EAU CLAIRE, WISC. (with excerpts from LeaderTelegram.com) — New apartment buildings, townhomes and commercial areas for “maker-type” businesses are envisioned for Eau Claire’s Cannery District. The Eau Claire Redevelopment Authority Board (RDA) met with Milwaukee-based consultant Vandewalle & Associates on plans for the district on the west bank of the Chippewa River. The RDA determined that the riverfront land just south of the High Bridge should include apartment buildings. Kessler Park should be redeveloped for housing, specifically townhomes. A new park would...

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How to Be a Wizard of OZ: Making the Most of Your Opportunity Zone

Posted by on Oct 21, 2019 in News | 0 comments

How to Be a Wizard of OZ: Making the Most of Your Opportunity Zone

EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN — On October 4, 2019 Scott Harrington AICP, V&A Principal/Redevelopment donned one of his many hats to lead a presentation on Opportunity Zone optimization at the APA Upper Midwest Conference in Eau Claire. Opportunity Zones are relatively new tools for economic development that can help attract transformational investment into low-income census tracts where it is needed most. (Click here for more Opportunity Zone information on our OZ page.) For the presentation, Scott organized a panel consisting of Gordon Crow, the Executive Director of Centergy,...

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Brew City Match awards first round of financial, planning assistance to Milwaukee businesses

Posted by on Oct 15, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Brew City Match awards first round of financial, planning assistance to Milwaukee businesses

MILWAUKEE, WISC. (With excerpts from www.biztimes.com) — The first cohort of Milwaukee businesses were selected as winners in the JPMorgan Chase-backed Brew City Match program, which supports entrepreneurship in Milwaukee’s historic commercial corridors. The program is focused on the Cesar Chavez Drive, Historic King Drive and North Avenue/Fond du Lac commercial corridors. Vandewalle & Associates worked with the City of Milwaukee and LISC to provide the market analysis for the Fond du Lac and North and Clarke Square areas.  JMorgan Chase awarded a $3.5...

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City of Monona dedicates new riverfront public space

Posted by on Oct 15, 2019 in News | 0 comments

City of Monona dedicates new riverfront public space

MONONA, WISC. —  On Oct. 6, the City of Monona held a dedication ceremony for its unique new riverfront park adjacent to the new development, The Current. City officials past and present were on hand to welcome Monona’s residents to the riverfront with live music on an outdoor stage. Visitors had a chance to try out the seating areas in the plaza and along the river, and to explore the new boat docks, piers and waterfront walkways via land and by water. Buck & Honey’s restaurant opened its lower level to the public space activities and offered refreshments to the...

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Gateway to The Driftless awarded state tourism grant

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Gateway to The Driftless awarded state tourism grant

CROSS PLAINS/BLACK EARTH/MAZOMANIE, WISC. — Working with the assistance of Vandewalle & Associates, the Gateway to The Driftless organization wrote a successful application for a state tourism “joint area marketing” grant. Gateway to The Driftless is a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable business growth and tourism efforts in the Cross plains, Black Earth, and Mazomanie areas. 

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V&A drone services offer imagery, analysis, visualization and more

Posted by on Oct 15, 2019 in News | 0 comments

V&A drone services offer imagery, analysis, visualization and more

Vandewalle & Associates has been utilizing drone technology for a number of aerial imaging and analysis needs–and more uses keep coming. From site evaluation to documenting project progress, drone photography has become another highly effective tool in many areas of our work. Consider drone capabilities for these and more: Marketing videos or photography for a community or corridor  Documenting project progress  Vertical Viewshed Analysis for potential developments Zoning Compliance Parking studies (documenting parking utilization at various times of day) Capturing...

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Plan to catch Warhola Cats’ new track on the airwaves, streaming online

Posted by on Oct 10, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Plan to catch Warhola Cats’ new track on the airwaves, streaming online

MILWAUKEE, WIS — On Thursday Oct. 24, the Milwaukee-based indie band the Warhola Cats (whose members include V&A’s own Jackie Mich on keyboards, vocals and the occasional french horn) are premiering a track from their forthcoming album on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee’s MKE Premiere.  The song will play four times throughout the day: 8:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Or you can stream it online. Their poetic harmonies explore longing and heartfelt themes that become, in their own words, a “toast to Milwaukee’s mundane — inviting reverence for this...

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V&A begins redevelopment study for Hartford’s former Kmart property

Posted by on Oct 9, 2019 in News | 0 comments

HARTFORD, WISC. (with excerpts from gmtoday.com) — Since Kmart closed its Hartford Plaza location along Highway 60 in the city, the site has had very little activity. Within the last few months the city applied for and received grant money from the state’s Brownfield Grants Program, which is coordinated by Washington County. “The grant was for about $24,000 and other remaining  costs are to be paid by Equitable Bank, who has taken over the property,” said Hartford Area Development Corp. Executive Director Tom Hostad. “We are all hoping a site redevelopment study can show other...

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Initiatives tagged for enhancing Carrolton Square and community

Posted by on Oct 9, 2019 in News | 0 comments

CARROLLTON, ILLINOIS (excerpts from myjournalcourier.com) — Six key strategies will guide a plan to revitalize the city’s downtown square. The strategies were presented during a special joint meeting of Carrollton City Council and Greene County Board on Tuesday. The Wisconsin-based planning and design firm Vandewalle & Associates conducted an opportunity analysis of key assets and created and a vision graphic highlighting opportunities in the downtown area. Vandewalle team members Jeff Maloney and Marta Purdy presented their work and key strategies. “We try to make the strategies...

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