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Cedar Rapids Council backs $15 million Smulekoff’s redevelopment

CEDAR RAPIDS — History got only good news Tuesday at City Hall.

First, a recommendation from the city's Community Development Departm ... »

Iowa City cohousing community presents revised proposal

IOWA CITY — The board of managers for Iowa City Cohousing will present a new zoning plan to city officials today in an effort to overcome se ... »

Cedar Rapids smoking ban in parks takes step ahead

CEDAR RAPIDS — On a 9-0 vote, the city’s Parks, Waterways and Recreation Commission on Tuesday recommended that the City Council ban ... »

Cedar Rapids arborist: Treat ash trees you want to save

CEDAR RAPIDS — City arborist Todd Fagan on Tuesday put his latest thoughts on the emerald ash borer more succinctly than ever.

Fagan t ... »

Coralville council approves city’s first ‘mini-roundabout’

CORALVILLE — In a few months, area drivers will have a new, yet slightly different, roundabout to navigate in Coralville.

The Coralvil ... »

Coralville residents concerned about encroaching development

IOWA CITY — A requested rezoning to expand Coralville’s mixed-use Town Square Development project concerns at least a few area proper ... »

Section of Cedar Rapids City Hall mural recreated

CEDAR RAPIDS — An image that was likely removed from a Depression Era mural because of its message has been restored at the recommendation o ... »

Cedar Rapids releases list of 33 street projects for 2015

CEDAR RAPIDS — City officials on Wednesday announced the streets that city will fix this year in the city's Paving for Progress program, whic ... »

Appeal state order on traffic cameras, Cedar Rapids mayor says

CEDAR RAPIDS — Mayor Ron Corbett said Friday he will back a police recommendation to appeal last month’s state order to move two city ... »

Coralville mayor phasing into retirement from University of Iowa

About one month ago, Coralville Mayor John Lundell reduced his hours working at the University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center by half. ... »

Iowa City wastewater plant demolition bids much lower than expected

IOWA CITY — Despite the rising cost of construction projects, plans to demolish Iowa City’s now-closed north Wastewater Treatment Pla ... »

Payne will seek second term on Iowa City Council

IOWA CITY — City Council member Michelle Payne plans to run for a second term.

Payne, who was first elected in 2012, announced this we ... »

I.C. may raise EntreFest funding to encourage future events

IOWA CITY — A city committee has recommended the Iowa City Council increase funding of a statewide entrepreneurial program with hopes that it ... »

Davidson resigning as Iowa City economic development leader

IOWA CITY — Having spent more than three decades with his finger on the pulse of Iowa City development, city economic development administra ... »

7 Cedar Rapids projects get tax breaks

CEDAR RAPIDS — Six housing projects and an office/retail project were pushed ahead this week as the City Council agreed to property tax break ... »