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 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 »
Iowa Community Credit Union opens its branch location on the former Happy Chef restaurant site.
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 »
Vision Iowa Board awarded the Cedar Valley Sportsplex project a $750,000 grant towards construction costs associated with the facility.
The City entered into a Development Agreement with Crystal Distribution Services, Inc. to construct a refrigerated food processing facility expansion in November 2012. The $2 million building will double the company’s current refrigerated storage capabilities which were damaged during a 2008 flood event. Officials expect the 11,000-square-foot project to be complete in the spring of… Read more »
The City approved design changes for the new $7.4 million public works building under construction on the former Construction Machinery Company brownfields site. The 130,000 square-foot structure will feature storage room for 150 vehicles, including motor pool cars, garbage and dump trucks, and motor graders, and will house the street department and central garage operations…. Read more »