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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

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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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Tesla showroom and other projects planned for Wauwatosa’s Mayfair Collection area

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Tesla showroom and other projects planned for Wauwatosa’s Mayfair Collection area

Implementation is moving ahead at the Mayfair Collection, the area planned in the 2015 Burleigh Triangle & Mayfair Road Corridor North Redevelopment Vision and Plan created by Vandewalle & Associates for the City of Wauwatosa. Notable new uses and project under development in the planning area include plans for a new Tesla showroom and service center, the first in Wisconsin for the innovative electric car company.

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Mount Horeb adds new corporate jobs, restaurants and retail

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Mount Horeb adds new corporate jobs, restaurants and retail

MOUNT HOREB, WI (EXCERPTS FROM MADISON.COM): The City of Mount Horeb has been undergoing a period of growth, particularly in the downtown–bringing new retail, restaurants and residents. The latest big change comes from a new four-story, 108,000-square-foot corporate headquarters building a block off Main Street for Duluth Holdings, the parent company of Duluth Trading Co. Meanwhile Gempler’s, a direct catalog and web retailer that sells clothing, tools and other equipment to agricultural producers and homeowners who like to work outside, has also returned to the village. This is where...

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Stevens Point begins design process for Downtown

Posted by on Jan 18, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Stevens Point begins design process for Downtown

Brian Munson, a principal urban designer for Vandewalle and a Stevens Point native, said creation of the opportunity analysis, vision and master plan for the downtown will be a collaborative process. "What we are looking for are opportunities to work collaboratively with the entire community to really look at how these areas serve the function of the community."

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Watch the latest video of the Yahara Commons redevelopment project in Monona

Posted by on Jan 18, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Watch the latest video of the Yahara Commons redevelopment project in Monona

Phase I of this major Monona redevelopment at 800 West Broadway on the Yahara River includes at-grade and underground parking as well as a large mixed-use structure called "The Current."

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Stevens point asks the public for input on the future of downtown

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Stevens point asks the public for input on the future of downtown

Vandewalle & Associates will facilitate the sessions as part of its contract with Stevens Point to help the city with its master planning for downtown and Division Street. 

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V&A alum follows a passion: helping low income people get an education

Posted by on Jan 2, 2019 in News | 0 comments

V&A alum follows a passion: helping low income people get an education

MADISON, WI (WITH EXCERPTS FROM BRAVA.COM): Part of Vandewalle & Associates mission is to create “balanced economic relationships between people and the regions in which they live.” Often it involves creating new opportunities for people and places to grow.  One Vandewalle & Associates planning alumnus has continued to follow her passion for helping disadvantaged populations find new opportunities. Today Colleen Johnson is the Director of Development and Community Partnerships at the UW Odyssey Project. There she helps disadvantaged adults and children connect with...

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Developer’s increased interest in Racine ranks as one of the year’s top stories

Posted by on Dec 27, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Developer’s increased interest in Racine ranks as one of the year’s top stories

2018 brought a surge of outside investment in the greater Racine area by developers--an area in which Vandewalle & Associates has been working to provide opportunity analysis, district and area-wide planning, and implementation services. The greater Racine development explosion is ranked as the No. 8 story in The Journal Times news staff’s list of the Top 10 news stories for 2018.

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