The Downtown Streetscape is underway and we are looking forward to the improvements it will bring for both visitors and residents in the area! Stay updated on the construction progress by clicking here to sign up for "Downtown Streetscape and Reconstruction Project" emails/text.
Learn more about the upcoming Phase Two of the Downtown Streetscape by viewing the public information video below. The meeting is open from January 18 until February 1, 2021. The public may submit any questions or comments regarding the meeting to Cedar Falls Engineering at:
Benjamin Claypool (Project Manager): 319-243-2704 or Benjamin.Claypool@CedarFalls.com
Matt Feuerhelm (Principal Engineer): 319-268-5161 or Matthew.Feuerhelm@CedarFalls.com
The City of Cedar Falls partnered with Community Main Street to develop a downtown streetscape plan in 2015. The goal was to increase walkability and create cohesion for the growing area.
Improvements started in 2019 along State Street and Washington with decorative light poles and conduit for the electricity. Hubs were installed on State Street which included a decorative brick with a bench, trash can, and bike rack. Construction plans were developed for portions of 2nd and 3rd Streets, as well as sidewalk replacement along the Parkade. Below is an image of the red, grey and tan brick that will be constructed on the Parkade from 2020–2022.
This conceptual layout and color scheme for downtown sidewalk bricks was supported by Council in May 2019.
These projects are a partnership among City, Community Main Street and Cedar Falls Utilities. A grant from the Black Hawk County Gaming Commission is helping with part of the project as well. Community Main Street completed a fundraising campaign to support the project.
Ben Claypool, Civil Engineer II, City of Cedar Falls: Benjamin.Claypool@cedarfalls.com or (319) 243-2704
Matt Feuerhelm, Principal Engineer, City of Cedar Falls: Matthew.Feuerhelm@CedarFalls.com or (319) 268-5161