Downtown Visioning

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Downtown Visioning
Public Kick-off Workshop
April 2: 6–8 pm
Cedar Falls Community Center
(next to the Public Library)

April 2 kicks-off "Our Cedar Falls—Imagine the Possibilities!" This will be a major effort to create vision plans for various neighborhoods and corridors throughout Cedar Falls over the next several years. These vision plans will be used as the foundation for new zoning policies to guide growth and development into the future beginning with Cedar Falls Downtown District and several close-in neighborhoods.

There will be a number of opportunities to participate, beginning with the public kick-off workshop on April 2. All are welcome!

What is your vision for Downtown Cedar Falls? 

Cedar Falls has a thriving 24-hour downtown. A strong partnership between the City of Cedar Falls, Community Mainstreet, downtown businesses, property owners, and residents makes this possible. We want to keep that momentum going. In recognition that some of the city’s policies and regulations may be out of sync with the community’s vision for the future of downtown, the city will be hosting visioning workshops in the spring to gather community input on the future of Downtown. All are welcome and encouraged to participate!

Questions we will be trying to answer include:

  • Why do you come Downtown? 
  • What do you value most about Downtown? 
  • What are the best aspects of Downtown?
  • How should Downtown grow over time? 
  • What are the challenges? 
  • What are your ideas for addressing those challenges? 
  • Are there new opportunities we should be thinking about?
    New housing? Businesses? Amenities? 
  • How should the central business district interface with close-in neighborhoods? with the Cedar River?  

The goal of the community visioning process will be to put together a road map for how we will preserve what is best about downtown and how we will grow and manage change over time. Once we have a clear vision and goals in place we can update our policies and zoning tools to help achieve that vision. 

STAY TUNED for more information! We want your input! To receive updates on this project sign up for notifications through the link on the right.

If you have questions please contact Karen Howard at (319) 268-5169 or Karen.Howard@cedarfalls.com.

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