Posts Tagged "midwest"

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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Carrollton council advances TIF district creation

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Carrollton council advances TIF district creation

The Carrollton City Council is moving forward to establish a downtown TIF district, voting on a handful of resolutions necessary for district creation. The group plans to roll out in late September proposed economic strategies based on discussions with business owners and analysis from design firm Vandewalle & Associates Inc.

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Former Gehl site now proposed for hotel and office in West Bend

Posted by on May 17, 2019 in News | 0 comments

Former Gehl site now proposed for hotel and office in West Bend

The City of West Bend has entered into an agreement with RafRad LLC and Kinseth Hospitality with the intention of constructing a hotel and office building on the former Gehl site in the downtown. Working in partnership with Washington County Site Development Committee (SRC) the City of West Bend completed a hotel study specifically dedicated to the former Gehl site. City staff approached SRC and identified the site as a high priority redevelopment site. 

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Mount Horeb adds new corporate jobs, restaurants and retail

Posted by on Feb 4, 2019 in News | 0 comments

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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