Czech Village/NewBo Action Plan
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 this distinct area. 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.
The plan is anticipated to go to City Council in December for consideration of adoption.
October 2 Open House
Open House materials:
July 17-19 Design Workshop
Interactive design workshop where residents saw a progression of ideas for Czech Village and NewBo. Each evening residents saw ideas that were collected during the June 5 visioning workshop, were able to add more ideas of their own, and give feedback on their preferences.
Day 1 Concepts:
Day 1 Results:
Day 2 Concepts:
Day 2 Results:
Day 3 Final Concept:
June 5 Visioning Workshop
A facilitated discussion to encourage feedback and comments on how residents would like to see the districts grow. The exercise was the first in a series of public outreach initiatives.
Visioning Workshop materials:
About the Area Action Plan
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.