Visioning Workshop June 5 for Czech Village/NewBo Action Plan

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – May 20, 2019 – The City of Cedar Rapids is seeking public input on the Czech Village/NewBo Action Plan, a comprehensive look at the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for these two distinct districts.

A visioning workshop will be held Wednesday, June 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library. This will be a facilitated discussion to encourage feedback and comments on how residents would like to see the districts grow. The City is seeking feedback on everything from bike and pedestrian access, to how street aesthetics can be improved, to what kind of new development the public is interested in attracting. Discussion will begin at 5:30 p.m.

The exercise is the first in a series of public outreach initiatives for the Czech Village and NewBo Districts. Later this summer, the public will have an opportunity to view draft goals and action steps that were developed based on public feedback received from the visioning workshop on June 5.

The Czech Village/NewBo Action Plan follows similar planning initiatives already completed, including the College District Action Plan, Mt. Vernon Road Corridor Action Plan and the Northwest Neighborhood Action Plan. These plans take the concepts identified from the City’s comprehensive plan, EnvisionCR, and develop action steps and goals tailored to a specific geographic region.