UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS — Residents of University Heights have a new muninicpal park and green space in their future.
Voters in a Tuesday special election OK’d a $1.8 million bond issue to create a municipal park.
The measure required a supermajority and received a “yes” vote of 76 percent, with 139 in favor and 45 opposed.
It was a 24.4 percent turnout for the 754 registered voters in the city, with a population of 1,000, tucked inside Iowa City near Kinnick Stadium.
Approval of the bonds will allow the city to and develop a park and green space “to protect air quality, water quality in streams, natural areas and wildlife habitat.”
The park would be the city’s second. Triangle Park is a small park near Kinnick.
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