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Downtown Ambassador Pilot Program Embarks to Proactively Curb Violence and Create Welcoming Environment in Downtown Cedar Rapids

​A safe, clean and welcoming environment is paramount to the success of Downtown Cedar Rapids. Disturbance calls and recordable incidents in the downtown area have trended upwards in the last three years. A new, innovative pilot program embarks in June to…
A safe, clean and welcoming environment is paramount to the success of Downtown Cedar Rapids. Disturbance calls and recordable incidents in the downtown area have trended upwards ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/05/downtown-ambassador-pilot-program-embarks-proactively-curb-violence-and-create-welcoming-environment-downtown-cedar-rapids

Summer in Downtown

The temperature rises, and suddenly, life just seems a little better. Flowers bloom, restaurant patios fill up, and the days last longer. In Downtown Cedar Rapids, summer is a time of district beautification and fun events! Here’s what to expect this seas…
The temperature rises, and suddenly, life just seems a little better. Flowers bloom, restaurant patios fill up, and the days last longer. In Downtown Cedar Rapids, summer is a tim……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/06/summer-downtown

Storm Drain Mural Project Returns to Educate on Storm Drain Pollutants

Ever wonder what happens to everything that goes down the storm drain? Well, it goes to the Cedar River. Many people assume that pollutants flowing down storm drains will be treated at the water pollution control facility. This assumption is not true.
Ever wonder what happens to everything that goes down the storm drain? Well, it goes to the Cedar River. Many people assume that pollutants flowing down storm drains will be treat……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/06/storm-drain-mural-project-returns-educate-storm-drain-pollutants

Market After Dark Returns for Fifth Year

​Yes, it's true. This summer, marks five years of Market After Dark in Downtown Cedar Rapids! It's hard to believe we'll host the largest Market event of the summer again for the fifth time on Saturday, August 24 from 6:30 - 11 p.m. But you know what they…
Yes, it's true. This summer, marks five years of Market After Dark in Downtown Cedar Rapids! It's hard to believe we'll host the largest Market event of the summer again for the f……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/06/market-after-dark-returns-fifth-year

New Sculptures on Display in MedQ Park on 3rd

There are a couple new additions to the MedQ Park on 3rd! Thanks to Gilded Pear Gallery, two sculptures are now on display. Cedar Rapids native Tom Newport created both pieces. Tom graduated from Cornell College in 1977 and has since lived in Cedar Rap…
There are a couple new additions to the MedQ Park on 3rd! Thanks to Gilded Pear Gallery, two sculptures are now on display. Cedar Rapids native Tom Newport created both piec……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/06/new-sculptures-display-medq-park-3rd

Visioning For the Future of Czech Village/New Bohemia District

In early June, the City of Cedar Rapids sought public input on the Czech Village/NewBo Action Plan, a comprehensive look at the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for the district. Representation from Czech Village/New Bohemia Self-Supported Municip…
In early June, the City of Cedar Rapids sought public input on the Czech Village/NewBo Action Plan, a comprehensive look at the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for the di……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/visioning-future-czech-villagenew-bohemia-district

Summer Passport Program Kicks Off, Encouraging Local Shopping Downtown

Adventure through Downtown Cedar Rapids this summer with the Downtown Cedar Rapids Summer Passport! The Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District, The Gazette and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance launched a buy local initiative to enc…
Adventure through Downtown Cedar Rapids this summer with the Downtown Cedar Rapids Summer Passport! The Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District, The Gazette an……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/summer-passport-program-kicks-encouraging-local-shopping-downtown

Downtown Ambassador Pilot Program Embarks to Proactively Curb Violence and Create Welcoming Environment

A safe, clean and welcoming environment is paramount to the success of Downtown Cedar Rapids. Disturbance calls and recordable incidents in the downtown area have trended upwards in the last three years. A new, innovative pilot program that embarked recen…
A safe, clean and welcoming environment is paramount to the success of Downtown Cedar Rapids. Disturbance calls and recordable incidents in the downtown area have trended upwards……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/downtown-ambassador-pilot-program-embarks-proactively-curb-violence-and-create-welcoming-environment

Food Truck Fridays Debut for a Third Season to Hungry Lunch Crowds

Those looking to squeeze in a walk over lunch will be delighted to find food trucks surrounding Greene Square on six Friday afternoons this summer from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Come out to enjoy various cuisines from your favorite food trucks, soak up some sun, a…
Those looking to squeeze in a walk over lunch will be delighted to find food trucks surrounding Greene Square on six Friday afternoons this summer from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Come out ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/food-truck-fridays-debut-third-season-hungry-lunch-crowds

Economic Alliance Progress in 2019 & Work Yet to Come

Here we are, already halfway through 2019! While we’re monitoring metrics and the status of our efforts on behalf of the business community on a monthly basis, this point in the year provides our team at the Economic Alliance the perfect opportunity to re…
Here we are, already halfway through 2019! While we’re monitoring metrics and the status of our efforts on behalf of the business community on a monthly basis, this point in the y……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/economic-alliance-progress-2019-work-yet-come

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