About "Imagine College Hill"

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What should the College Hill District be like in the future? How should it grow and change? Are there places that should stay the same? What's missing? What would make the College Hill area a better place to live, work, and go to school?

After a successful start in the Downtown District, and a delay due to COVID-19, we are excited to re-start the visioning process for College Hill, so we can plan for the future of Cedar Falls together.

The City has asked the Ferrell Madden team, the urban design and planning consultants who lead the Downtown visioning effort, to shift their focus to the College Hill area to help answer these questions and develop a new Vision Plan to guide the future of College Hill and the surrounding neighborhoods.

The plan will focus on topics like the scale and character of new development; walking, biking, and other transportation options; and the mix of uses and range of activities that will combine to create and maintain a vibrant neighborhood center. The design team will engage the public using a variety of on-line tools, building on the public input from the Kick-Off Meeting and their on-site analysis of the College Hill area last Spring, and help us to rethink the current zoning standards to better shape the character of future development in and around College Hill.

This effort will continue for a few more months, as described in the College Hill Schedule at right.

What should the College Hill District be like in the future? How should it grow and change? Are there places that should stay the same? What's missing? What would make the College Hill area a better place to live, work, and go to school?

After a successful start in the Downtown District, and a delay due to COVID-19, we are excited to re-start the visioning process for College Hill, so we can plan for the future of Cedar Falls together.

The City has asked the Ferrell Madden team, the urban design and planning consultants who lead the Downtown visioning effort, to shift their focus to the College Hill area to help answer these questions and develop a new Vision Plan to guide the future of College Hill and the surrounding neighborhoods.

The plan will focus on topics like the scale and character of new development; walking, biking, and other transportation options; and the mix of uses and range of activities that will combine to create and maintain a vibrant neighborhood center. The design team will engage the public using a variety of on-line tools, building on the public input from the Kick-Off Meeting and their on-site analysis of the College Hill area last Spring, and help us to rethink the current zoning standards to better shape the character of future development in and around College Hill.

This effort will continue for a few more months, as described in the College Hill Schedule at right.