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2019 is a big year for the Oscar Mayer site

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019 in News | 0 comments

2019 is a big year for the Oscar Mayer site

The opportunity to reposition the 72-acre former Oscar Mayer site and the surrounding area for the next 100 years is "one of the more important economic development projects that Madison will undertake." Several different development opportunities have been identified as part of the city’s Strategic Assessment Report (prepared for the City with the help of Vandewalle & Associates).

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Janesville Town Square earns 2019 Wisconsin Chapter APWA Project of the Year

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Janesville Town Square earns 2019 Wisconsin Chapter APWA Project of the Year

JANESVILLE, WISC: The Wisconsin Chapter APWA (American Public Works Association)  announced this week that the Janesville Town Square project will be receiving the 2019 Project of the Year at the Spring Conference being held on May 9th, 2019. The selection committee has also forwarded the project to the National level for consideration of a National Project of the Year award. Vandewalle & Associates developed the conceptual design and worked with Strand Associates Engineers to implement this project, which reworked Janesville’s downtown riverfront from former parking lot into...

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Carrollton Square Initiative travels to Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin to see redevelopment in action

Posted by on Feb 25, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Carrollton Square Initiative travels to Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin to see redevelopment in action

CARROLLTON, ILL. to MT. HOREB, WISC. (WITH EXCERPTS FROM THE GREENE PRAIRIE PRESS): Several members of the newly formed group, the Carrollton Square Initiative, traveled to Mt. Horeb Wisconsin for two days at the end of January to see first-hand how a small town can be revitalized.  Mt. Horeb itself is a community that has engaged Vandewalle & Associates, the consulting firm the CSI is considering to handle the redevelopment of the Carrollton Square district in Carrollton, Illinois. The firm came recommended by one of the board members who had worked with them in the...

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Renovated new event center in Mount Horeb offers additional opportunities on first floor

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

Renovated new event center in Mount Horeb offers additional opportunities on first floor

A former farm implement building is coming back to life as another example of redevelopment and growth in downtown Mount Horeb. Vandewalle & Associates has been assisting the city with the downtown planing and economic development. “We’re really trying to build momentum and change things in downtown Mount Horeb, and this was an opportunity to get involved in a deeper way,” said building Owner Steve Grundahl. 

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Mount Horeb gets “Wisconsin’s first (full-service) Cider Bar”

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Mount Horeb gets “Wisconsin’s first (full-service) Cider Bar”

MOUNT HOREB, WISC (EXCERPTS FROM MADISON.COM): Brix Cider is the newest addition to Mount Horeb’s growing downtown. Billed as “Wisconsin’s first Cider Bar” it stakes that claim by serving a full local food menu as well as the cider it produces. Located two blocks south of Mount Horeb’s Main Street and next door to the looming new headquarters of Duluth Trading Company, Brix Cider showcases apples from 18 farms in southern Wisconsin. The business, housed in a former cheese warehouse, is also highlighting other local food producers and giving those unfamiliar with...

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Next Muncie works to revitalize Muncie’s central core with select projects

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Next Muncie works to revitalize Muncie’s central core with select projects

MUNCIE, INDIANA (EXCERPTS FROM MUNCIE JOURNAL and ALLIANCE MAGAZINE): Next Muncie–a hand-picked, 10-member group of leaders representing the area’s private, public, and philanthropic sectors–aims to leverage the community’s already robust sense of place, existing infrastructure, and leadership. With that lever, they plan to boost a few key projects that will help further redevelop and revitalize Muncie’s central city, connecting the campuses of its two largest employers, Ball State University and IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, with the rest of downtown. The...

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Downtown Hartford redevelopment continues with Rincón luxury apartment project

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Downtown Hartford redevelopment continues with Rincón luxury apartment project

At the urging of area employers, the city and other area stakeholders took steps to redevelop Hartford's downtown. More than three years ago, the city hired urban planners Vandewalle & Associates Inc. to conduct a downtown opportunity analysis. The result has been two catalytic projects in downtown Hartford and more than 300 new apartment units either opened or planned within the past two years.

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Madison City Council adopts guidelines for former Oscar Mayer site

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Madison City Council adopts guidelines for former Oscar Mayer site

MADISON, WI (EXCERPTS FROM MADISON.COM):  After a nearly yearlong study, the Madison City Council adopted a report outlining broad goals for the former Oscar Mayer site on the city’s north side. The report was prepared for the City of Madison and Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Team by Vandewalle & Associates and Equity by Design.  For nearly a century, the Oscar Mayer facility occupied the 72-acre site at 910 Mayer Ave. and manufactured hot dogs, bologna and other lunch meat. It also held a key property in the north side neighborhood and in the region and fostered a...

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Whitewater City Council explores housing challenges

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Whitewater City Council explores housing challenges

the council heard City Manager Cameron Clapper give a summarized report. That joint session was referred to as a “charrette,” a French word meaning “collaborative design.” The two-hour session was facilitated by Mike Slavney of the firm Vandewalle & Associates, which is the city’s planning consultant. The charrette was a result of an issue that came to light over the summer of 2018 regarding the zoning of annexed land into the city and the proposed development of townhomes on that land.

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Mayfair Collection area in Wauwatosa advances with $20 M in City cash

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Mayfair Collection area in Wauwatosa advances with $20 M in City cash

WAUWATOSA, WISC. The next phase of Wauwatosa’s Mayfair Collection mixed-use development is ready to proceed, with the city agreeing to pay about $20 million to advance the project. The terms of the agreement outline and provide infrastructure support for the creation of seven development sites that can accommodate up to 750 residential units and 360,000 square feet of office space. Specifically, the terms provide for the demolition and environmental remediation of the remaining warehouse buildings on the interior of the development site. They also provide for the...

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