Posts Tagged "revitalization"

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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V&A announces Scott Harrington as Interim Director of Milwaukee Office

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

V&A announces Scott Harrington as Interim Director of Milwaukee Office

Changes and new faces in the Milwaukee Office. Our capable and hard-working Milwaukee-based team is being joined in its work serving southeast Wisconsin by Scott Harrington AICP, V&A Principal Planner/Redevelopment. Scott replaces Jolena Presti as team leader for the Milwaukee Office, becoming Interim Managing Director. Scott has over 30 years of experience working in long-range planning and redevelopment all over the country—from Florida to Illinois; North Carolina to Colorado. In his past 15 years with Vandewalle & Associates, he has...

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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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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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