Posts Tagged "planning"

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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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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V&A begins redevelopment study for Hartford’s former Kmart property

Posted by on Oct 9, 2019 in News | 0 comments

HARTFORD, WISC. (with excerpts from gmtoday.com) — Since Kmart closed its Hartford Plaza location along Highway 60 in the city, the site has had very little activity. Within the last few months the city applied for and received grant money from the state’s Brownfield Grants Program, which is coordinated by Washington County. “The grant was for about $24,000 and other remaining  costs are to be paid by Equitable Bank, who has taken over the property,” said Hartford Area Development Corp. Executive Director Tom Hostad. “We are all hoping a site redevelopment study can show other...

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V&A working with communities on tools and strategies for flood recovery and resiliency

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

V&A working with communities on tools and strategies for flood recovery and resiliency

In the last few months many Midwest client communities have shifted focus on to efforts to become more resilient. Vandewalle & Associates is ready to work with local areas and our region's environmental and engineering experts to develop new strategies that help people, businesses and communities to better recover, predict, prevent and plan for a future that is likely to include more extreme weather and natural events. 

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Mara Redding

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Mara Redding

Mara Redding, Assistant Designer Growing up in Milwaukee, WI, Mara’s parents taught her to value and draw inspiration from the natural environment around her. This nurtured her passions for gardening, drawing and the outdoors, which in turn led her to the field of Landscape Architecture many years later. At UW Madison as an undergraduate student, Mara worked as a garden intern for a year at the Allen Centennial Garden, which helped develop her experience with and passion for working with plants and garden design. She also worked for the UW Madison department of campus planning and...

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