Waterloo considering design of new downtown marina

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Waterloo considering design of new downtown marina

WATERLOO, IOWA (EXCERPTS FROM WCFCOURIER.COM) — A planned downtown Cedar River marina is headed to the drawing board.

Waterloo City Council members are scheduled Monday to consider a $127,500 contract with AECOM Technical Services Inc. to develop conceptual and preliminary designs for a Cedar River Marina District.

The city and Waterloo Development Corp. have been working (with the help of Vandewalle & Associates) to create a boating facility on the west bank of the river just upstream from the Manatt’s concrete plant, near the intersection of West Commercial Street and River Road. (This map shown above was included in a 2015 Iowa Reinvestment District application shows a conceptual design for the Cedar Valley Marina to be constructed on the Cedar Valley TechWorks campus in downtown Waterloo.)

A proposed contract indicates the project is expected to include several commercial or residential buildings, parking areas, river docking areas and “amenities to create new and unique downtown lifestyle opportunities and improved river access for downtown Waterloo.”

The marina district would be connected to the recreational trail system in that area. Read the full WCFCOURIER.COM article here.

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