City of Waterloo
City Makes Downtown a Priority
Knowing the importance of a thriving downtown, revitalization of Downtown Waterloo is a priority for the City of Waterloo.
Waterloo is investing millions of dollars in the Riverfront Renaissance Project which includes the Exposition Center, permanent Farmers Market, bike trails, Cedar River Amphitheater, and Mark’s Park. In addition, the Grout Museum has added the Five Sullivan Brothers Museum, and the Art Center has added the Children’s Pavilion. The Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center and Veterans Memorial Building are also downtown. Young Arena is adding a large addition to the ice arena.
People can enjoy Waterloo’s history, which they have worked to preserve. The city has carefully chronicled the locations of its historical properties, many of which are eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.
Waterloo created its Historic Preservation Commission in 1985. The Commission consistently reviews historic properties and encourages their renovation to bolster economic development. Donna Nelson received the first award ever given by the commission in 1989 and since that time has received several additional awards for other projects.
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Knowing the importance of a thriving downtown, revitalization of Downtown Waterloo is a priority for the City of Waterloo.MORE ABOUT US +
Waterloo is one of the cities that received a prestigious Vision Iowa grant to help restore the downtown.