A proposal to create a medical district near downtown Cedar Rapids has stirred controversy because the doctors want to close off an area of streets to allow larger buildings, parking and future growth of a medical campus.
The land use battle, as one Linn County supervisor explained, poses a tough choice for the community, which loves progress but hates change.
The Cedar Rapids City Council will hold a public hearing in August on the proposal by Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa (PCI), which is seeking support from different civic and government groups to back a $40 million project that includes vacating a portion of 2nd Avenue to accommodate the medical complex.
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Tom Ahern is senior vice president for capital markets and health facilities for The Saint Consulting Group, email email@example.com phone 781 836 4343