In 2022-23, IISC entered into a full partnership with Clinton. University of Iowa classes worked on 20 community-identified projects, including a housing needs assessment, a masterplan for use of a current undeveloped swath of land, a short film of a historic African American church, and many more. The city presented IISC with a rich array of potential projects and has strong leadership to help guide the process. IISC had previously completed project with Clinton, beginning with opportunities through the regional partnership with East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA).
As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students completed an evaluation and redesign of the building that formerly housed Vinnie's Lounge in Clinton, Iowa.
As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students will complete an evaluation and redesign of four parking lots in downtown Clinton, Iowa.
The parking capacity needs to be evaluated through conversations with neighboring property owners and based on demand, in addition to exploring options for resizing the lots if necessary. Drainage, lighting, surface, plantings, and entrances/exits need to be reevaluated and redesigned to correct for inadequacies and meet professional standards.
As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students redesigned the old YMCA complex in Clinton, Iowa, including rehabilitation of the historic YMCA structure, demolition plans for an adjacent deteriorating structure, and designs for a new restaurant and entertainment venue.
As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created designs for an outdoor Amphitheater in Clinton, Iowa.
The Sawmill Museum in Clinton Iowa has requested a design proposal for an outdoor amphitheater with an accompanying stage and pavilion. The four blocks to the north and northwest of the museum are available for construction of the project. Additionally, a second UI engineering project team has designed an Event Center on the Museum's property.
As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created designs for an Event Center in Clinton, Iowa.
As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created designs for refurbishing and connecting upper stories for three commercial structures in downtown Clinton.
As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created designs for refurbishing a commercial structure in downtown Clinton.
Clinton representatives requested the evaluation and refurbishing plan for a century old building back to house viable commercial enterprises. The scope of work included third floor renovations, addition of a passenger elevator, fire protection, and façade restoration.
As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created a design concept and engineering report for the functional reuse of upper-story space in the Jacobson building, a prominent and historic landmark in downtown Clinton.
Students in the Department of Health and Human Physiology's Sports and Recreation Management Program recommended strategies to enhance the partnership between the Clinton LumberKings minor league baseball organization and the Downtown Clinton Alliance.
MFA student Ali Hval designed and painted a mural in downtown Clinton, Iowa, assisted by fellow MFA student Marina Ross.
Artist Ali Hval was selected by the Office of Outreach & Engagement to design and install a mural for an exterior wall located in downtown Clinton. She recruited fellow artist and MFA student Marina Ross to provide assistance. The project was made possible by a collaboration between two university outreach and engagement programs, Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC) and Arts Share.
As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the School of Urban & Regional Planning created an economic development plan for the City of Clinton and surrounding micropolitan area.