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Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance reveals update to Downtown Vision Plan | Cedar Rapids, IA - August 16, 2023

A plan to make downtown Cedar Rapids more vibrant could include overhauling 3rd Street and remaking May’s Island. The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance partnered with the City of Cedar Rapids, 2001 Development Group, and Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) to craft this Downtown Vision Plan with a consultant out of Colorado (P.U.M.A.). The organizations also interviewed 150 people and received nearly 1,500 surveys. The proposal found that people want downtown to be safe, fun and easy to access no matter if you use a car, bike or walk. Read More >>

Be heard on downtown Cedar Rapids’ future | The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA) - May 20, 2023

If you haven’t taken the online survey intended to provide public input on the Cedar Rapids Downtown Vision Plan, we urge you to do so.

The quick survey is not simply a chance for people who work or visit downtown Cedar Rapids to provide a laundry list of projects and developments they’d like to see downtown. The survey challenges residents to hone-in on their priorities for downtown development, presenting options such as expanded restaurant and bar offerings, entertainment venues and more downtown housing, to name a few.

It’s well worth your time to take the survey and help shape the future of downtown revitalization.

Because a new Downtown Vision plan is coming, with the help of Progressive Urban Management Associates, a Denver-based consulting firm hired to take a fresh look at downtown’s future. Read More >>

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