Posts Tagged "Wisconsin"

Fort Atkinson holds Zoning Code virtual public meeting

Posted by on May 22, 2020

Fort Atkinson holds Zoning Code virtual public meeting

FORT ATKINSON, WISC. – Fort Atkinson held a successful virtual public meeting to review the Draft Zoning Map. The meeting was facilitated by Vandewalle & Associates. Another virtual meeting is scheduled for May 28, 2020. 

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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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Madison’s south side is changing, aiming to keep housing affordable

Posted by on Feb 28, 2020

Madison’s south side is changing, aiming to keep housing affordable

MADISON, WISC. (Excerpts from madison.com) – The south side’s strategic position as the southern gateway to downtown, connection to major employment and education hubs, and its proximity to transportation corridors make the area prime for development. This area is also home to the city’s most diverse population, with pockets of African Americans, Latinos, Hmong and Nepalese, with a number of low-income apartment complexes. Yet with parts of the township being annexed to the city in 2022 and millions of dollars of new  public infrastructure improvements expected,...

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McFarland reviews new neighborhood plan with an eye on affordability

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020

McFarland reviews new neighborhood plan with an eye on affordability

MCFARLAND, WISC. (Excerpts from hgnnews.com and the McFarland Thistle) – McFarland village staff is expecting a petition of annexation for 36.29 acres of land along Highway AB – currently in the Town of Dunn – on which a new subdivision is proposed. Veridian Homes and developers presented conceptual plans to the village plan commission Jan. 23. They are expected to resubmit revised plans after garnering feedback from commissioners and community members. Developers would like to decrease the price for the new subdivision houses below $400,000 and target a range around...

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Fort Atkinson looks at major zoning ordinance update

Posted by on Feb 10, 2020

Fort Atkinson looks at major zoning ordinance update

FORT ATKINSON, WISC. (excerpts from dailyunion.com) – Originally written more than 50 years ago and last updated 20 years ago, the City of Fort Atkinson Zoning Ordinance is being rewritten to allow the code to deal with modern issues and solutions. A draft of the new code was presented at a special Plan Commission meeting Thursday. With the help of input from city staff and community members, the draft was written by consultants from Madison-based firm Vandewalle and Associates. Community planning consultants Mike Slavney and Ben Rohr presented the draft ordinance at the meeting,...

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