The city of Cedar Rapids is negotiating a deal to purchase land from Rick and Marsha Stickle for no more than $10 million to build the flood control levee around Cedar Lake.
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Think Iowa City awarded the first two grants earlier this month as part of the Iowa City Tourism Grant program. Also, the Cedar Rapids City Council approved a shelter rezoning, and major projects are underway for local flood control and a Mount Vernon schools activities complex.
With Riverside Park closed through next summer to make way for a detention basin as part of the flood control system, some local skaters are frustrated with the wait for a place to skate. The city continues to explore options for temporary equipment.
In a walking tour of Cedar Rapids flood infrastructure with Iowa Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, city officials said they plan to seek $50 million through the DOT’s Bridge Investment Program to fund the reconstruction of the Eighth Avenue bridge.
Benefiting from an influx of federal cash as well as state and local funding streams, Cedar Rapids is accelerating construction of its $750 million permanent flood control system with around $50 million in projects on both sides of the Cedar River this year.