Coralville Old Town Redevelopment Begins


Photo by AirBeagle; Flickr
Photo by AirBeagle; Flickr

Five years after the 2008 flood, Coralville is finishing the last of its flood mitigation efforts.

Coralville city officials and Watts Group developers broke ground Monday on the Old Town Coralville redevelopment project. The $24 million project will include 154 housing units, 10,000 square feet of commercial space and green space at Fifth Street and Second Avenue.

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On the Radio: Iowa Upgrades Flood Control


Preparation outside of the IMU; Photo by Jacklyn Even

This week’s radio segment covers the prevention efforts of a few Iowa cities. Read the transcript below, or listen to the audio here. Continue reading

On the Radio: EPA grants for brownfield cleanup


Example of a brownfield – Photo by Engineering at Cambridge; Flickr

 

This week’s On the Radio segment reports on EPA grants received by a few cities in Iowa. Read the transcript below, or listen to the audio here.

Five Iowa cities are cleaning up pollution thanks to an EPA Grant.

This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.

The cities of Coralville, Council Bluffs, Dubuque, Fort Dodge, and Ottumwa have all received funding from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Cleanup Grants program.

The grant will clean up contaminated properties in economically-depressed neighborhoods and put them back to use. This creates jobs and improves the environment.

For more information about the EPA grant, visit Iowaenvironmentalfocus.org

From the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, I’m Jerry Schnoor.

Five Cities in Iowa Receive EPA Grant


Dubuque, Iowa. JGKPhotos; Flickr

 

Coralville, Council Bluffs, Dubuque, Fort Dodge, and Ottumwa have all received monetary funds  from the EPA’s Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup (ARC) Grants program.

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