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Thomas Street Corridor Master Plan

After a decade-long standstill created by perpetual difficulties, the City of Wausau contracted with GRAEF to find solutions for: street and right-of-way sizing and design, adding value to properties along the corridor and surrounding neighborhood, traffic concerns, urban design, and quality of life factors for residents and business owners.

Market Study: Development Scenarios
GRAEF created a corridor master plan by evaluating market scenarios for retail goods and services, and by discussing development options with property development professionals to assess the market for commercial and residential uses. GRAEF then prepared optional property development scenarios for key sites along the corridor. This included a variety of flexible options to use as discussion tools between the City and multiple owners and investors.

Economic Development Plan
GRAEF prepared an economic development plan that depicts phased development of the corridor and analyzes the potential build-out value of property taxes. GRAEF also devised an implementation process, tailored to the City’s interest in entertaining an advanced schedule, for achieving this desired development.

Urban Design and Transportation Plan
GRAEF created illustrations of the development potential with building footprints, street design concepts, parking, streetscape features, and public space needed to represent a distinctive short- and long-term vision for the corridor.

Public Input
GRAEF conducted interviews, design workshops and input sessions with brokers, investors, developers, City officials, the local business community and residents of the Thomas Street area, with the goal of building consensus around a distinct vision for the corridor. This input was used to formulate the development scenarios, economic development plan, and the urban design and right-of-way plan.

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A community creates a corridor that offers economic opportunities.

Martha Jefferson Hospital

A hospital in a park filled with nature, water and outdoor spaces.

Quad/Graphics OK Facility Expansion

GRAEF helped Quad/Graphics expand their Oklahoma facility.

University of Alabama Track and Field

NCAA Division I IAAF track and field

Fannie Road Bridge

Repairing a structurally deficient bridge.

Saint John's on The Lake

20-story senior living tower

Franklin W. Oakwood Road Improvements

Road improvements on West Oakwood Road from 27th Street.

STH 145 Construction Inspection

Construction inspection of 5 roundabouts and 2 bridges.

Caterpillar (Bucyrus International)

Bringing manufacturing space into the 21st century.

Northwestern Mutual Franklin Campus

Two million square feet of office space developed in two phases

Greenleaf Roundabout

The Town of Greenleaf, Wisconsin needed an intersection that promoted safety and commerce.

Herb and Dolly Smith Park

Transforming blighted property into a community asset.

Great Lakes Naval Base

A comprehensive understanding of your facility when updates are in the future.

West Allis Re/Development

West Allis is making strides in its community with its commitment to implementing long-range plans and making fast investment decisions.

Thomas Street Corridor Master Plan

Implementation of master plan adds value to Wausau neighborhood.

Transform Milwaukee Strategic Plan

A comprehensive public-private initiative focused on regenerating Milwaukee as a thriving, 21st century community.

Milwaukee's Future Landscape Gem

A richly detailed and layered urban space that will become a jewel in the City of Milwaukee’s waterfront.

Milwaukee Bucks Parking Structure

1,300-stall parking structure part of the new downtown arena district.

Stephanie Hacker,Practice Area Leader, Planning + Urban Design Stephanie Hacker
Practice Area Leader, Planning + Urban Design
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