Downtown

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Clinton - Greening Downtown through Cycling

Students in a course in the School of Planning and Public Affairs developed recommendations to "green" downtown Clinton by improving opportunities for cycling.

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Clinton - Activating Downtown Alleyways

Students in a course in the School of Planning and Public Affairs developed recommendations for revitalizing Clinton's alleyways with improved pavers, public art, and other modifications.

Downtown alleyways often serve important functions, such as waste management or service entrances for businesses. However, communities are increasingly recognizing alleyways as opportunities to create unique public spaces while also improving water runoff.

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YMCA design rendering

Clinton- Former YMCA Building and Site Redesign

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.  

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Vinnie's Lounge

Clinton- Downtown Building Renovation (Vinnie's)

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. 

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Downtown Clinton Parking

Clinton- Downtown Parking Lots Redesign

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. 

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Parking Meter

Downtown Waterloo Parking Study

Students in the School of Planning & Public Affairs graduate course Transportation Demand Analysis completed a parking study for Waterloo’s downtown district.

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Keokuk Downtown Historic Building Restoration Engineering & Design

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created designs for refurbishing three commercial structures in downtown Keokuk. 

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Planning Students tour Downtown Iowa City

Iowa City Downtown Historic Preservation Initiative

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the School of Urban & Regional Planning assessed current community interests, planning tools, and environmental needs to develop strategies for aligning preservation of Iowa City's unique historic downtown architecture with other community values. 

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Manning, Iowa

Manning's Schmidt Building Restoration Design & Engineering

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students conducted a structural analysis of the Schmidt Building in downtown Manning.  Students also created design alternatives for the interior and facade of the building based on several options for future use of the building. 

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Clinton Lumberkings visit

Clinton LumberKings / Downtown Clinton Alliance Strategic Partnership Plan

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. 

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Clinton Jacobsen Building site visit

Clinton - Jacobsen Buildings Structural Redesign

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.

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Clinton Building site visit

Clinton - Downtown Commercial Building Rehabilitation (239 5th Ave South)

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. 

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