City Council discusses Hadek Park, Riverfront Crossings

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 08, 2014 5:00 AM

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Moss Ridge

The Iowa City City Council voted 7-0 to approve the Moss Ridge Road project at the Oct. 7 meeting.

Approval had to come from Mayor Matt Hayek and City Clerk Marian Karr, but the council has to approve that action.

The vote approves the agreement between the city and Shive-Hattery Inc., the company consulting the project.

The contract amount cannot exceed $84,000.

— by Nick Moffitt

Riverfront Crossings

As part of a city effort to rezone and redevelop the Riverfront Crossings District in Iowa City, the council voted 7-0 to rezone 25.8 acres of land.

The Planning and Zoning commission previously voted 7-0 to recommend the approval at their Aug. 21 meeting and the council followed suit.

Since the land has been rezoned it can now be used for multiple development types as part of the city’s plan for redevelopment in the district.

— by Nick Moffitt


The council voted 7-0 on second consideration of the rezoning of half an acre at the intersection of Benton and Dubuque Streets according to the Riverfront Crossings Form Based Code.

The land is part of the Riverfront Crossings District and now can be developed on as mixed used land.

The rezoning would also provide Historic Landmark Designation for 914 S. Dubuque Street, also known as the Tate Arms House.

— by Nick Moffitt

Camp Cardinal

The city council moved 7-0 to approve the conditional rezoning of 33.37 acres located on the east side of Camp Cardinal Road.

The property is now zoned to low-density single family residential from interim development single family residential.

St. Andrew Church owns the land and approval allows the church to proceed with a application that would allow a special exemption for a religious institution and subdivision which may include residential development.

— by Nick Moffitt

Preservation decision

The city council moved 7-0 to defer an appeal from the owner of 220 E. Jefferson Street to change the windows at the location until the Nov. 18 meeting.

St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church is the owner of the location.

The location is a historic landmark located in the Jefferson Street Historic District and requires approval of an application to change things on the house.

The applicant was the requestor of the deferral to the Nov. 18 meeting.

— by Nick Moffitt

Chadek Green Park

The city voted 7-0 to approve a purchase agreement of around five acres of vacant land at Friendship Street and 5th Ave for $280,000.

The land will be purchased through an agreement with the Trust Under the Will of Frieda A. Chadek.

The land is intended for a park and community garden.

Mayor Hayek called the park a “tremendous opportunity” and that the neighborhood where the park will be in has a bright future.

After approval of the purchase, the council voted 7-0 to approve the name of the park to “Chadek Green.” An ad-hoc committee with the City Manager, the Park and Recreation Director and a member of the Parks and Recreation Foundation chose the name.

— by Nick Moffitt

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