Since the founding of the City of Cedar Falls and Waterloo, the Cedar River has been a key fixture in its community. It has tied the two cities and the region together, serving as a key connector. During much of the region’s early development, the river was seen as a source to be taken advantage of. For some time, this led to an abuse of this great resource. This project is focused on bringing back and revitalizing the opportunities on and around the Cedar River to create an oasis of opportunity. This project contains multiple objectives designed to enhance the foundational connection between the two cities, the Cedar River.
The proposed project includes two key anchor projects along with nine total connector projects. In its entirety, the project will be a transformation of a key asset of the region between downtown Cedar Falls and Waterloo. The project is expected not only to be a regional attraction for those looking for outdoor recreation opportunities, but a key driver in future economic growth both privately and publicly for the years to come. The image below provides an overview of the future vision of the Cedar River.
Read the draft application for this project here.