G.J. Miesbauer & Associates, Inc.

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Local Public Agency Projects



STH 23 -  City of Fond du Lac

This project involved project management and acquisition of 179 single family, multi-family and complex business properties for a local municipality in collaboration with BRW.  Right of way services provided include appraisal, appraisal review and relocation services for 130 displacees. Perion and Associates provided appraisal services.  Draheim and Co. provided relocation services.  The first phase of the project was completed ahead of schedule with all 53 parcels acquired and all 35 displacees relocated.  Although the project involved some very complex, difficult commercial acquisition and relocation, agreements were reached and acquisitions completed to the mutual benefit of the city and property owners.  This project was completed on time.

 

CTH A, Jefferson County

This project involved acquisition of 33 parcels for reconstruction of a county highway.  The services included preparation of a Nominal Payment Parcel Report, negotiation, title updates and closing of each parcel.  Ayres and Associates designed the highway and provided the appraisal reports.  G.J. Miesbauer & Associates, Inc. acquired the right of way in collaboration with Ayres & Associates for Jefferson County.   The project was completed on time and the client was very satisfied.

 

CTH C, Ozaukee County

This project involved acquisition of 64 parcels for Ozaukee County.  It utilized the nominal parcel payment process for acquisition of 49 parcels and required the use of appraisal reports for the remaining 15 parcels.  Relocation activities were provided to three families.  Other services provided the client included a sales study, Nominal Payment Parcel Report, appraisal review, negotiation, title update and closing of the parcels.  This project involved the acquisition of common areas from two condominium complexes.  It presented an interesting challenge to the negotiation team.  The project is completed and was on time. 

 

Police Station , City of Reedsburg

This project involved preparation of an Acquisition Stage Relocation Plan and relocation assistance services for six residential and three business parcels needed for a new police station.  Acquisition services for all parcels were also provided.  Several of the parcels proved to be very difficult and complex.  All parcels were acquired and all owners and tenants relocated successfully.

 

CTH Q, Village of Germantown

This project involves project management and acquisition of 19 parcels for reconstruction of a county highway in the Villages of Germantown and Menomonee Falls. It utilizes the nominal parcel payment process for acquisition of 8 parcels and required the use of appraisal reports for the remaining 11 parcels. The appraisals were subcontracted to Ayres & Associates and reviewed by WDOT.  This project was acquired on schedule.

 

STH 175  -  Village of Germantown

This project involved appraisal and acquisition of 13 parcels in the Village of Germantown for reconstruction of STH 175 in preparation for the construction of a new Menards.  The project was the result of a three party agreement between the Village, Menards and the WisDOT to reconstruct STH 175 to accommodate the anticipated traffic generated by the construction of a new Menards. It involved extensive communication and coordination with Menard’s management and legal staff.  All parcels were purchased in a timely fashion and the clients were satisfied.

 

Law Enforcement Center, Sauk County

This project involved preparation of an Acquisition Stage Relocation Plan and relocation services for three parcels needed for construction of a Law Enforcement Center.  Other services include appraisal and acquisition of the three parcels.  All parcels have been acquired.

 

USH 12, Fort Atkinson

This project involves acquisition of 30 parcels for the City of Fort Atkinson for reconstruction of Madison Street within the city limits.  Initial activity involved preparation of a Nominal Payment Parcel Report and preparation of appraisal reports. All parcels have been acquired the client was very satisfied.

 

STH 44/49 – City of Ripon

This project involves acquisition of 103 parcels in the City of Ripon for reconstruction of STH 44/49.  The nominal payment process is being utilized for acquisition of all parcels. Several property owner meetings have been held and acquisition progressed very smoothly. The acquisition of 103 parcels was completed in approximately four months. 

 

CTH “T” and “W”- Ozaukee County

This project involved acquisition of 17 parcels for the reconstruction of the intersection of two county trunk highways.  It involved appraisal, appraisal review and negotiation of all parcels as well as relocation services for one parcel.  The project was completed timely.

 

Calhoun Road – City of Brookfield

This project involves acquisition of 46 parcels in the City of Brookfield for reconstruction of Calhoun Road.  There are 19 nominal parcels and 27 appraisal parcels.  All parcels were acquired by January 2005.

 

CTH I – Ozaukee County

This project was for the reconstruction of about 2.2 miles of rural highway and included a new intersection with a primary state trunk highway. It consisted of 41 parcels of mostly rural residential and agricultural use and 3 utility parcels. Acquisition began in April, 2006 and was completed on time in March, 2007

 

CTH “W” – Ozaukee County

This project consisted of the acquisition of 41 parcels for the widening and reconstruction of a urban type roadway that transitions from a developed, high-end commercial office and retail area into an older rural area transitioning into higher density housing and additional office and retail space. All parcels were appraised due to the complexity of the acquisitions. Acquisition began in February, 2005 and the final parcel will be acquired by May 1, 2007.

 

STH 33 – City of West Bend

This project is located in the downtown area of the City of West Bend and is necessary to accommodate the replacement of the bridge over the Milwaukee River. There were 11 parcels required for the project; five residential properties on the east side of the river treated as nominal acquisitions and six parcels west of the river that were treated as appraisal acquisitions due to their complexity and cost. Acquisition began in February and will be completed in April  of the following year.

 

STH 60 – City of Hartford

This is a 1.1 mile project that begins at the intersection of STH’s 83 and 60 in the downtown area of Hartford and runs west to the City’s corporate limits. It consisted of 66 parcels of minimal new right of way acquisition and two utility parcels. Most parcels were considered as nominal and negotiations were conducted by a series of “blitz” meetings with affected land owners. Acquisition began in July and was completed in August of the following year.

 

North Washburn Street – City of Oshkosh

This is a 0.4 mile relocation and reconstruction of a frontage road serving the interchange area of USH 41 and STH 23. The project consisted of six parcels and included the acquisition and relocation of two new auto dealerships, a vacant site pending development as a Home Depot retail outlet and three smaller acquisitions from improved commercial properties. Acquisition began in January and was completed in October. The relocation of the two auto dealerships was completed two months later.

 

Cecil Street – City of Neenah

This is a 0.4 mile project necessary to facilitate the construction of a new overhead crossing the main line and rail yard area of the Wisconsin Central Railroad. The project involved the acquisition of 17 parcels, including 14 residential displaces, one sign relocation and one railroad parcel. Acquisition began in April and all relocations were completed by February of the following.

 

Wisconsin Street Bridge – City of Oshkosh

This is a 0.5 mile project necessary for the construction of a larger bridge over the Fox River in the near downtown Oshkosh area. The new right of way acquisition consisted of seven strip acquisitions from commercial and retail properties plus two strip acquisitions from properties owned by the University of Wisconsin. The acquisitions were staged to match the three phases of bridge and approach construction. The project is expected to be completed by June 2007.

 

CTH C, Martin Street – Walworth County

This project involves acquisition of 105 parcels in the Village of Sharon for reconstruction of Martin Street.  There are 104 nominal parcels and 1 appraisal parcel.  Because most of the parcels were considered nominal, negotiations were conducted by a series of “blitz” meetings with affected land owners.  All parcels will be acquired within the scheduled timeframe and the project will be let on time. 

 

Wisconsin Avenue – City of Oconomowoc

This downtown project involved the acquisition of over 100 parcels including three business and multiple residential relocations.  The project was phased with the major acquisitions completed first.  The remaining parcels needed to be acquired within a very short period of time.  A plan was created and implemented to acquire all parcels, even those of nominal value, by the standard appraisal process rather than utilizing the sometimes length nominal payment process.  In an effort to offer convenient times for property owners to negotiate, open hours were maintained at an office at City Hall for 4 hours before every City Council meeting.  The plan was a success with the right of way being acquired within 7 months and in time for construction to begin as scheduled.