Maybe we should’ve called it “Grand Vision.” Because this award-winning, innovative east side neighborhood really does offer a fresh approach to neighborhood living. In fact, Grandview Commons recently received the “Next Generation Neighborhood” award from the 1,000 Friends of Wisconsin in recognition of forward thinking design. Created with the principles of traditional neighborhood design, it harkens back to those days of quiet streets and shady front porches, and folks really knew their neighbors. How? By bringing back some great old ideas — garages in the rear, lots of greenspace, and housing options for all ages and income levels.