Mauston tabs Vierbicher for housing analysis | Juneau County Star-Times

Mauston is conducting a housing analyze and wants to tackle the city’s requires with regards to residence as section of its revitalization, and the City Council took a stage with that on June 15.

The Town Council voted unanimously to approve Vierbicher, a group enhancement scheduling business, to carry out a housing analyze and wants evaluation from now by means of December.

Vierbicher’s study will price tag the town $16,800 and will accomplish a litany of duties above the upcoming few months to decide the most effective routes for the city in its quest to increase housing quality.

“We’re leaving them with a cleanse slate,” claimed city administrator Randy Reeg. “As we have alluded to a few times about discussions over the yrs primary up to this, anyone can explain to you, ‘Yeah, there’s some housing requires in town.’ It is all anecdotal. Inquire 10 distinct persons, you get 10 unique responses.”

Town 3rd District Ald. Leanna Hagen released the housing research bids and the motion to approve Vierbicher.

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Reeg claimed that Vierbicher will evaluate Mauston’s demographics, expansion and populace projections, do analysis of existing housing inventory and linked deficiencies, and present suggestions of distinctive types of housing wanted in the town.

He additional that the business will perform interviews with actual estate brokers, builders, the Mauston University District, creditors and attainable enterprise house owners, as very well as a few city people to gauge views for its examination.

“Since we are going to have the housing fund, we seriously want the decisions and expense of all those pounds to be primarily based on hard information and science relatively than conjecture,” said Reeg.

A letter from Katherine Westaby, a community improvement marketing consultant with Vierbicher, to Reeg claimed that the business programs to work with city team to finish housing initiatives, compile demographic, geographic, and economic details, and review inventory, developments, and projections with regard to place housing.

Vierbicher’s proposal lists demographics, present and foreseeable future demand from customers, analyses of conditions and offer of town housing, as very well as probable, gaps, and financing prospects as essential objects in the scope of its plan. The agency will make suggestions from that as effectively as public engagement from numerous entities in the metropolis.

The agency ideas to use the EASI (Engagement, Assessment, System and Implementation) design to perform its study.

A further space firm, MSA Specialist Products and services, submitted a bid for the research, but the bid was not chosen because of to a value variation of about $10,000.