Posts Tagged "downtown"

Jefferson’s downtown updating, beautification continues

Posted by on Jun 3, 2021

Jefferson’s downtown updating, beautification continues

JEFFERSON, WISC. — The ongoing beautification of downtown Jefferson will continue after the Jefferson Common Council on June 2 authorized a streetscape design professional services contract with longstanding city partner Vandewalle and Associates. Vandewalle will be hired at a cost of $17,000 to help the city correct some concerns about poorly placed paving bricks and trees installed many years ago that since then have heaved and caused pedestrian safety concerns in the heart of the downtown business district. “We are addressing the changing needs of downtown, and this is something that...

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Verona selects Steve Brown proposal for Sugar Creek site

Posted by on Jun 25, 2020

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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Partnerships in Muncie help advance needed Central City projects

Posted by on May 29, 2020

Partnerships in Muncie help advance needed Central City projects

MUNCIE, INDIANA (excerpts from thestarpress.com) – As officials gathered to break ground for a new riverfront redevelopment in Muncie’s Canal District, COVID-19 masks could not conceal shared pride in what strong partnership can accomplish. “This is a collaboration of monumental importance for the downtown area,” Mayor Dan Ridenour told the crowd gathered for the groundbreaking. Groups such as the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership and NEXT Muncie have been working with Vandewalle & Associates and WS Property to make the project happen.  Downtown...

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Muncie breaks ground on White River Canal District redevelopment

Posted by on May 29, 2020

Muncie breaks ground on White River Canal District redevelopment

White River Lofts, a mixed-use riverfront building and public plaza in Muncie's White River Canal District, is one of the identified catalytic projects in the Muncie Central City Redevelopment Plan developed by Vandewalle & Associates.

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Alliant to close Sheboygan coal plant, retain Vandewalle

Posted by on May 22, 2020

Alliant to close Sheboygan coal plant, retain Vandewalle

SHEBOYGAN, WISC (excerpts from wsjonline.com) – Alliant Energy has announced it is closing its Sheboygan coal-fired power plant, which is the last of its kind operating in Sheboygan. The Edgewater 5 generating station will be completely decommissioned by 2023. While that date is years ahead of the previous schedule for the plant, City officials say it will save taxpayers hundreds of millions in taxpayer costs. Alliant said it has retained Vandewalle & Associates, a Madison-based urban planning and economic development firm to help with decommissioning and redevelopment plans for...

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