The City of Waterloo acquired and demolished numerous blighted properties to allow for the construction of the Riverloop Exposition Plaza. Former uses included an auto parts store and a lawn maintenance facility.  The City discovered several leaking underground storage tanks as part of the removal activities.

 

Project Funding Sources


$1,000,000
Iowa Department of Economic Development (IDED)
Community Attractions & Tourism (CAT) Grant

$2,400,000
Waterloo Development Corporation (WDC)

$700,000
City of Waterloo

$500,000
Black Hawk County Gaming Association (BHCGA)

Project Timeline


09.2007
Project awarded $1,975,000 in funding from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association.

09.2007
Construction contract awarded by City Council.

11.2011 | ARTICLE
Riverloop Public Market Co-op opens.

01.2012 | ARTICLE
Non-Profit takes control of the Public Market.

05.2016 | ARTICLE
“Dekhockey coming to the Riverloop Expo.

06.2017 | ARTICLE
“Dekhockey rapidly growing in popularity.

12.2017 | ARTICLE
City to seek proposals for public market facility.

Project Success Story


Riverloop Exposition Plaza serves as an anchor for the Riverfront Renaissance project in downtown Waterloo. The unique facility is a two-block outdoor exposition center utilized by My Waterloo Days events, car shows, tractor shows, and weekly farmers markets. Decorative pavers, landscaping, fencing, and lights provide the site with a high level of architectural detail.