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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

Downtown Cedar Rapids Summer Passport Kicks Off, Invites New Faces to the District

Do you have your Downtown Cedar Rapids Summer Passport yet? The new buy local initiative launched last month and there’s still time to pick up a Passport, complete it and enter to win amazing prize packages. But don’t wait! There is a limited number of Pa…
Do you have your Downtown Cedar Rapids Summer Passport yet? The new buy local initiative launched last month and there’s still time to pick up a Passport, complete it and enter t……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/downtown-cedar-rapids-summer-passport-kicks-invites-new-faces-district

Downtown Businesses Can Apply for the Facade Improvement Program

​The Downtown Façade Improvement Program intends to encourage property and business owners within the Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) to renovate their building fronts and other exteriors plainly visible to the public, in or…
The Downtown Façade Improvement Program intends to encourage property and business owners within the Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) to renovate the……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/downtown-businesses-can-apply-facade-improvement-program

Return Your Downtown Cedar Rapids Summer Passport to The Gazette or Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance by Sept. 23

Summer officially ends on Monday, September 23. Remember – September 23 at 4 p.m. is also your last chance to submit a completed Downtown Cedar Rapids Summer Passport and enter to win 1 of 3 prize packages!
Summer officially ends on Monday, September 23. Remember – September 23 at 4 p.m. is also your last chance to submit a completed Downtown Cedar Rapids Summer Passport and enter to ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/08/return-your-downtown-cedar-rapids-summer-passport-gazette-or-cedar-rapids-metro-economic-alliance-sept-23

ConnectCR Continues to Make Strides Since Launching Capital Campaign

​Since beginning a capital campaign in 2018, 75% of the funds needed for the $20 million ConnectCR project have been raised and significant progress has been made to move the project forward.
Since beginning a capital campaign in 2018, 75% of the funds needed for the $20 million ConnectCR project have been raised and significant progress has been made to move the proje……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/08/connectcr-continues-make-strides-launching-capital-campaign

Eight Storm Drains Transformed into Colorful Murals With an Important Message

​If you’ve walked through Downtown Cedar Rapids lately, you may have noticed eight storm drains have been transformed into educational, colorful pieces of public art!
If you’ve walked through Downtown Cedar Rapids lately, you may have noticed eight storm drains have been transformed into educational, colorful pieces of public art! Many people ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/08/eight-storm-drains-tranformed-colorful-murals-important-message

First Three Months of Cedar Rapids City Bike Share Sees 8,700 Rides

In May, the City of Cedar Rapids unveiled the city's first bike share program with a fleet of 150 electric-assist bikes and 90 bike rack stations throughout Cedar Rapids' core districts. Results from mid-May to mid-August show a total of 8,700 paid bike r…
In May, the City of Cedar Rapids unveiled the city's first bike share program with a fleet of 150 electric-assist bikes and 90 bike rack stations throughout Cedar Rapids' core dis……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/09/first-three-months-cedar-rapids-city-bike-share-sees-8700-rides

New Downtown Benches Align with Other Beautification Efforts and Meet Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements

​New benches are on the way to Downtown Cedar Rapids. Look for 70 new, metal benches throughout the district starting this week. The 140 previous wooden benches were removed over the last few months.
New benches are on the way to Downtown Cedar Rapids. Look for 70 new, metal benches throughout the district starting this week. The 140 previous wooden benches were removed over t……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/new-metal-benches-align-other-beautification-efforts-and-meet-americans-disabilities-act-requirements

New Competition Races into Downtown Cedar Rapids Next Year

​They say opportunity knocks softly. A new competition in 2020 is opportunity knocking, and it’s anything but soft. Race for the Space is a new opportunity for businesses to compete to win free rent in Downtown Cedar Rapids for up to one year plus marketi…
They say opportunity knocks softly. A new competition in 2020 is opportunity knocking, and it’s anything but soft. Race for the Space is a new opportunity for businesses to compe……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/11/new-competition-races-downtown-cedar-rapids-next-year

From the Mouths of Babes: An Idea for First & First West

On the west side of the Cedar River in Downtown Cedar Rapids sits eight acres of land full of potential. The site, known as First & First West, is significant in a few ways.
On the west side of the Cedar River in Downtown Cedar Rapids sits eight acres of land full of potential. The site, known as First & First West, is significant in a few ways. Firs……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/12/mouths-babes-idea-first-first-west

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