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Iowa City is looking for public feedback on how to redevelop an vacant lot



Iowa City, Iowa – The vacant City-owned land at 21 S. Linn Street is up for development, and the City of Iowa City is looking for community input. The site was acquired by the City in order to spearhead a public-private partnership and Request for Proposals process for a mixed-use redevelopment.

Locals are encouraged to discuss their opinions on the reconstruction project as well as their experiences living in the downtown area.

The City is providing citizens with multiple ways to provide input:

• Online Survey: The survey at is available in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, and Mandarin.
• Email: Residents may e-mail comments in their preferred language to
• City Hall: Written comments can be mailed or dropped off to City Hall, c/o Economic Development, 410 E. Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240.
• Open House Sessions: Drop in on an open house input session anytime between 6-7:30 pm on Monday, April 15, 2024, at the Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A or Tuesday, April 23, at the Pheasant Ridge Neighborhood Center.

Visitors and pedestrians near 21 S. Linn can also text “Hello, 21 S Linn” to 1-319-346-3443 to voice their opinions about the proposed project, thanks to a partnership with the Iowa City Downtown District.

By May 1, 2024, residents are invited to provide input utilizing one method. The City will use resident comments to better understand the kinds of building uses and advantages that the community needs and wants to be served by.