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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

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

New, Interactive Experiences at 5th Annual Market After Dark on August 24

Nearly 100 Iowa vendors, entertainment, prepared food, dancing, local wine, beer and cider, a balloon garden and an illuminated mural are all things you’ll find at Market After Dark on Saturday, August 24 from 6:30 – 11:00 p.m. in Downtown Cedar Rapids. T…
Nearly 100 Iowa vendors, entertainment, prepared food, dancing, local wine, beer and cider, a balloon garden and an illuminated mural are all things you’ll find at Market After Dar……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/07/new-interactive-experiences-5th-annual-market-after-dark-august-24

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

MedQuarter Celebrates Accomplishments Over the Last Eight Years

Of the three self-supported municipal improvement districts (or SSMIDs, as we often refer to them) in Cedar Rapids, the MedQuarter was the second to be formed. The Downtown SSMID was formed in 1986 and the Czech Village/New Bohemia SSMID in 2015. The Ceda…
Of the three self-supported municipal improvement districts (or SSMIDs, as we often refer to them) in Cedar Rapids, the MedQuarter was the second to be formed. The Downtown SSMID……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/09/medquarter-celebrates-accomplishments-over-last-eight-years

New Mural in Greene Square Pays Homage to the American Discovery Trail

​Did you know that Cedar Rapids is part of a 6,800+ mile trail that spans across the country? It’s called the American Discovery Trail. Inclusion in this trail is special. It presents exciting opportunities to draw wider attention to Cedar Rapids and crea…
Did you know that Cedar Rapids is part of a 6,800+ mile trail that spans across the country? It’s called the American Discovery Trail. Inclusion in this trail is special. It ……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/09/new-mural-greene-square-pays-homage-american-discovery-trail

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