Downtown Visioning

What is your vision for Downtown Cedar Falls? 

Cedar Falls has a thriving 24-hour downtown. A strong partnership between the City of Cedar Falls, Community Mainstreet, downtown businesses, property owners, and residents makes this possible. We want to keep that momentum going. In recognition that some of the city’s policies and regulations may be out of sync with the community’s vision for the future of downtown, the city will be hosting visioning workshops in the spring to gather community input on the future of Downtown. All are welcome and encouraged to participate!

Questions we will be trying to answer include:

  • Why do you come Downtown? 
  • What do you value most about Downtown? 
  • What are the best aspects of Downtown?
  • How should Downtown grow over time? 
  • What are the challenges? 
  • What are your ideas for addressing those challenges? 
  • Are there new opportunities we should be thinking about?
    New housing? Businesses? Amenities? 
  • How should the central business district interface with close-in neighborhoods? with the Cedar River?  

The goal of the community visioning process will be to put together a road map for how we will preserve what is best about downtown and how we will grow and manage change over time. Once we have a clear vision and goals in place we can update our policies and zoning tools to help achieve that vision. 

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