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Downtown

Greening Downtown Spaces

Students in the course Public Policy and Persuasion will explore case studies and best management practices, as well as existing conditions in Clinton, to develop policy, programming, and infrastructure recommendations for "greening" the downtown...

Activating Downtown Alleyways

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. Alleyways offer pathways...
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...
Photo of Vinnie's Lounge. Photo Credit: Clinton Herald

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. The city of Clinton, Iowa is looking to renovate...
Downtown Clinton Aerial Shot. Photo Credit: travelIowa

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...
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. The City of Waterloo, in coordination with the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable...
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...
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...