The Loftus Lumber redevelopment into a mixed-use facility that is expected to transform a long-vacant block between downtown and the New Bohemia District is slated to get a final green light Tuesday from the Cedar Rapids City Council.
A Saturday workshop will offer information to Cedar Rapids residents about assistance available for people wanting to buy or renovate a home. The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Horizons Family Services, 819 Fifth St. SE.
Seedlings planted in in gravel beds June as a pilot project were recently planted in Bever Park, the first city park where the seedlings were planted. These seedlings offer an additional source of tree stock for parks as Cedar Rapids works to replant about 42,000 trees on public land after the derecho.
Cedar Rapids City Council member Pat Loeffler and his family competed on the long-running game show “Family Feud.” He can’t say whether or not he won, but the family is hosting a watch party at Double Z’s as the episode airs at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Johnson County’s direct assistance program funded by pandemic relief dollars was the first of its kind in the state. After successfully advocating for these payments for immigrant workers, Escucha Mi Voz members share how these checks helped them and what comes next.
The authors of “Our Towns,” the book that inspired an HBO documentary, told a local audience Wednesday that Cedar Rapids is leading in the way it has recovered from recent disasters, and in the steps it’s taking to address the climate crisis.