More commercial, residential demolitions slated in Cedar Rapids this spring

Contract will cover demolition of 39 residential, 12 business structures damaged in 2008 flood

John McGlothlen
Published: March 19 2013 | 6:30 pm - Updated: 28 March 2014 | 12:57 pm in
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More residential and commercial structures that were severely damaged in the flood of 2008 are scheduled for demolition this spring, Cedar Rapids officials said.

Two demolition contracts were recently awarded to DW Zinser for $674,330 to demolish 39 residential and 12 commercial structures, with five adjoining parking lots, during the time period from April 1 to May 31.

The exact timing of these demolitions will be determined by availability of equipment and weather conditions, officials said in a news release. The demolitions will be funded by Community Disaster Block Grant (CDBG) funds and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds.

To date, the city has demolished 1,088 residential structures, 539 accessory structures and 93 commercial structures.

To learn more about the city’s demolition process, call 319-286-5185 or visit www.CRProgress.com.

Spring 2013 Cedar Rapids Demolitions

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