Posts Tagged "economic development"

Fitchburg’s “big moment” invites public input for 20-year Comprehensive Plan

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

Fitchburg’s “big moment” invites public input for 20-year Comprehensive Plan

FITCHBURG, Wisc. – The city of Fitchburg is updating its comprehensive plan for the future, which will guide growth and development decisions for the next 20 years. “We’re always trying to be looking 20 years ahead to get to the desired future, said Sonja Kruesel, city planner and zoning administrator. “In the most succinct terms, we like to say, ‘Where and how is growth going to happen?'” “This is a big moment for Fitchburg and anyone who cares how it develops in the future,” Robert Procter said, adding that now is the time to start...

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Public gets a preview of Comprehensive Plan for Jefferson

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

Public gets a preview of Comprehensive Plan for Jefferson

JEFFERSON, WISC. (Excerpts from dailyunion.com) – On Nov. 19, members of the public had an opportunity to learn more about the proposed City of Jefferson Comprehensive Plan that emphasizes, among other concepts, strengthening of economic development. For the past six months, Jefferson residents and officials, along with staff from the engineering firm of Vandewalle and Associates, have been working to update the Jefferson Comprehensive Plan. The open house was the latest step in a series of public-participation events. As part of the process, the City conducted a community workshop in...

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Ottumwa Legacy Foundation explores “Electric Park” concept

Posted by on Nov 13, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Ottumwa Legacy Foundation explores “Electric Park” concept

OTTUMWA, IOWA (excerpts from kyoutv.com) – What should the city of Ottumwa do, if anything, to enhance its footprint along the Des Moines River? The Legacy Foundation has been looking at ways that a change might bring real benefits. The city-owned hydro-power dam and the power plant on the Des Moines River are key features in one of the four opportunities that were identified in an analysis done by Vandewalle & Associates for the riverfront.  Ottumwa residents came together in late Oct. to discuss a concept known as the ‘Electric Park Venue’. The park would be located...

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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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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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