CEDAR RAPIDS - Several safety improvements have been identified to improve the biking and pedestrian experience in downtown Cedar Rapids - changes that align with efforts for a railroad 'quiet zone,' conversion of one-way streets to two-ways, a landmark recreational project called ConnectCR, and a new bike share program slated to launch next spring.
How Ron Corbett became the face of Cedar Rapids
As mayor, he put new stamp on the job - and on an anxious city On the day he was first sworn in as the new Cedar Rapids mayor — Jan. 2, 2010 — Ron Corbett wipes away dust in the City Council chambers at the Veterans Memorial Building. The council has since moved to the old federal courthouse nearby. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette) In his final year in office as Cedar Rapids mayor, now running for governor as a Republican, Ron Corbett unveils…
Phosphorus Water Quality Index
Phosphorus levels have been singled out by the state Department of Ecology as a significant contributor to the impairment of many water bodies in the state, leading to recent legislation. ...
Downtown Cedar Rapids business leaders seek 10-year SSMID taxing renewal
CEDAR RAPIDS - Downtown business leaders are asking for a 10-year renewal of a self-taxing district known as the Downtown SSMID, or Self-Supporting Municipal Improvement District, which is used to reinvest specifically in downtown improvements or initiatives.
Cargill rail yard goes this week before Cedar Rapids planning panel
CEDAR RAPIDS - Cargill's latest application for a rail yard on vacant city-owned ground in the southeast neighborhood known as Rompot is scheduled to go Thursday before the City Planning Commission as part of a special meeting, restarting the public review process.
Flood lessons learned save money for Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS - Recent catastrophic disasters such as hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have sent flood insurance costs soaring around the nation, stretching the budget for flood-prone cities such as Cedar Rapids.
How to properly dispose of sandbags in Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS - Plans for businesses and residents to dispose of sandbags have been released. Here are the details:
Cedar Rapids arrests map for Friday, September 13
This interactive map shows locations for arrests made by the Cedar Rapids Police Department onFriday, September 13 according to a daily report provided to The Gazette.
Friday Morning Read: Terex to The Fountains, Iowans support water quality sales tax, Hawkeyes top...
Terex to The Fountains - Terex Corp. has signed a multiyear lease to move its remaining 35 local employees to The Fountains in northeast Cedar Rapids this spring, a little over two years after a deal had appeared to fizzle.
Column: Preserve Minnesota’s water quality before it’s too...
Preserving the water quality in Minnesota is becoming increasingly urgent. It is widely agreed that the majority of Minnesota lakes and rivers south of Interstate 94 are now impaired.
Committee sends water quality rules to Legislature
The Legislature will take up water quality standards during the 2019 session, the legislative rule-making committee decided Tuesday evening.
Water Quality Task Force hears concerns at HCCC
HERKIMER — Everyone needs clean water, but if small communities are to upgrade their systems to provide it, they need more grant funding.That was
DIY dream home: Cedar Rapids couple transform a 1960s split level
Matt and Lindsay Eidahl aren't afraid of a do-it-yourself project and their home is proof.
Contractor uncovers what could be one of the oldest houses in Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS - It's possible a contractor has uncovered remnants of one of the oldest homes - a log cabin - in Cedar Rapids.
Garage Band: Lessons learned for Cedar Rapids tube cleaning manufacturer
CORALVILLE - A Coralville company is helping businesses save money and prevent unexpected failures of heat exchangers with technology manufactured in Eastern Iowa.
How to tap into Gainesville, Lula water quality reports
Gainesville Water Resources and the city of Lula have released the results of their water testing in 2018, and neither agency has any violations to report for regulated water contaminants.
Highway 100 nearing completion in Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS - The long-awaited extension of Highway 100 is nearly complete, with state and city officials planning to host a celebration for the highway's final 4-mile stretch.
What is Cedar Rapids planning for a more sustainable future?
CEDAR RAPIDS - While their Linn County elected counterparts last week voted to declare a climate action crisis and set goals for reducing carbon emissions, Cedar Rapids officials said Wednesday they are taking a different approach - developing a 'municipal sustainability plan' with action steps.
Iowa lawmakers consider e-scooter rules as Cedar Rapids weighs including them in bike share
A bill moving through the Iowa House transportation committee would regulate electric scooters before they pop up in cities around Iowa including Cedar Rapids, which is considering offering the device as part of its planned bike share fleet.
Time Machine: A Cedar Rapids Ponzi scheme (Part Two: Who is at the top when you finish rock bottom?)