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Vision Cedar Rapids: Downtown Framework Plan Update

The latest update to the Vision Cedar Rapids: Downtown Framework Plan (the Plan) kicked off recently with two multi-day meetings and a public input open house. The public was invited to an open house on October 24 to learn about 2007 Plan and subsequent 2…
The latest update to the Vision Cedar Rapids: Downtown Framework Plan (the Plan) kicked off recently with two multi-day meetings and a public input open house. The public was invi……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2017/11/vision-cedar-rapids-downtown-framework-plan-update

Economic Alliance and Downtown SSMID Announce Executive Director

Jesse Thoeming has been hired as the new Cedar Rapids Downtown Executive Director. The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and the Downtown Self-Supporting Municipal Improvement District (Downtown SSMID) Commission cooperatively made the announcement tod…
Jesse Thoeming has been hired as the new Cedar Rapids Downtown Executive Director. The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and the Downtown Self-Supporting Municipal Improvement ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/03/economic-alliance-and-downtown-ssmid-announce-executive-director

New Campaign, Downtown Cedar Rapids Sucks, Launches on Social Media

​A recently launched social media campaign for Downtown Cedar Rapids is quickly garnering attention. The campaign, Downtown Cedar Rapids Sucks, aims to pique interest in downtown housing opportunities, events, quality of life and businesses.
A recently launched social media campaign for Downtown Cedar Rapids is quickly garnering attention. The campaign, Downtown Cedar Rapids Sucks, aims to pique interest in downtown ho……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/06/new-campaign-downtown-cedar-rapids-sucks-launches-social-media

Market After Dark Entertainment Update

​The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is disappointed to announce that due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, Maddie Poppe, the newly crowned American Idol winner, will no longer be performing at Market After Dark on Saturday, August 25 in Cedar Rapi…
The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is disappointed to announce that due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, Maddie Poppe, the newly crowned American Idol winner, will no lon……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/07/market-after-dark-entertainment-update

Downtown Vision Plan Propels Forward with Transformative Projects

A bigger, brighter future is on the horizon for Downtown Cedar Rapids and surrounding neighborhoods. First commissioned in 2007, the Downtown Cedar Rapids Vision Plan was developed to mold a clear, unified vision for downtown. A decade later, the 2017 upd…
A bigger, brighter future is on the horizon for Downtown Cedar Rapids and surrounding neighborhoods. First commissioned in 2007, the Downtown Cedar Rapids Vision Plan was develop……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/08/downtown-vision-plan-propels-forward-transformative-projects

From Sea - to Cedar Rapids - to Shining Sea

The American Discovery Trail is a 6,800+ mile cross country trail that encapsulates the diverse, beautiful environments of the United States: mountains, forests, deserts, prairies, charming small towns and bustling urban cities. Beginning in Cape Henlope…
The American Discovery Trail is a 6,800+ mile cross country trail that encapsulates the diverse, beautiful environments of the United States: mountains, forests, deserts, prairies……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/04/sea-cedar-rapids-shining-sea

Economic Alliance & Livability Partnership Will Tell Cedar Rapids' Story to the Entire Country

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance’s mission is to drive economic, workforce and population growth strategies and to help businesses succeed. Encouraging capital investment, job creation and attracting new residents and visitors alike, all drive tha…
The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance’s mission is to drive economic, workforce and population growth strategies and to help businesses succeed. Encouraging capital investment……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/04/economic-alliance-livability-partnership-will-tell-cedar-rapids-story-entire-country

Cedar Rapids' Core Districts Collaborate to Support New City Bike Share Program

The City of Cedar Rapids recently announced the first bike share program, which will feature electric-assist bikes and later this year, electric scooters. With the inclusion of a fleet of 150 e-bikes, with 90 bike rack stations throughout Cedar Rapids’ co…
Earlier this month, the City of Cedar Rapids unveiled the first bike share program, which will feature electric-assist bikes and later this year, electric scooters. With the incl……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/05/cedar-rapids-core-districts-collaborate-support-new-city-bike-share-program

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

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