The City of Waterloo is partnering with its environmental consultant, HR Green, Inc., to host an Open House on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Waterloo Center for the Arts located at 225 Commercial Street. The purpose of the meeting is to educate residents about the U.S. Environmental Protection… Read more »

The City of Waterloo has released a brownfields brochure! The outreach tool explains the EPA Brownfields Program, provides information on the Phase I and Phase II ESA process, answers FAQs, highlights brownfields success stories, and lists city staff contact information for the project. City officials will also make hard copies available at City Hall. Click here… Read more »

EPA Region 7 will host a public availability session to provide an update on the Chamberlain Manufacturing Site cleanup. EPA will present an overall site summary, including the source of the recent odors at the site, air sampling results, and planned cleanup and response actions. The meeting will be held on May 29, 2013, from… Read more »

The Cedar Valley Food Bank received $300,000 from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.  The grant helps the non-profit organization further close its remaining funding gap of approximately $250,000.

The Cedar Valley Food Bank began moving operations to its new location within the Human Services Campus at 1605 Lafayette Street. An EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant allowed the City to investigate the former commercial trucking property and clear it for redevelopment activities. The new 45,000 square-foot structure provides an important social service to the community… Read more »

A Minneapolis-based developer announced plans to construct a $10 million mixed-use building adjoining the RiverLoop Amphitheatre  in downtown Waterloo. The 6-story facility will feature a ground-level parking garage, commercial-retail space on the first floor, and five upper floors of apartments. Approximately half of the 58 rental units would be reserved for individuals earning 80 percent of… Read more »

A contractor unearthed four rail cars at the former Chamberlain Manufacturing Company site during the removal of concrete slabs and footings. Three of the cars had a capacity of 7,500 gallons while the remaining car had a capacity of 10,500-gallons. Chamberlain Manufacturing, now a division of Duchossois Industries Inc., of Elmhurst, Ill., has agreed to… Read more »

The City purchased a vacant 2-story commercial structure located along the Cedar River at 801-805 Commercial Street. The underutilized property formerly contained the Cascaden Manufacturing Company and other uses such as a blacksmith shop, paper weaving for egg cases, an auto parts and battery manufacturer, and an auto garage. The property also had a 250-gallon… Read more »

The EPA awarded the Highway 63 Gateway Community Development Corporation a $25,000 Environmental Justice Small Grant Program grant to address environmental and public health issues affecting the neighborhoods surrounding the former Chamberlain Manufacturing Company site. The project will focus on helping the community plan a redevelopment strategy for the site based on existing conditions and… Read more »