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Cedar Rapids MedQuarter Takes Next Step Toward District Beautification Master Plan with New Green Space

The MedQuarter | June 4th, 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS – The MedQuarter Regional Medical District is taking the first step toward implementing their beautification master plan by adding green space, or a pocket park, on a newly acquired property located on the corner of 8th Street and 3rd Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids.

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to incorporate additional beautification efforts into the MedQuarter,” said Phil Wasta, Executive Director, MedQuarter Regional Medical District. “We look forward to creating a community space that residents, employees and all can experience and enjoy.”

The new park will be similar to the District’s current green space on 4th Avenue SE. The park is designed with a rolling open grass area surrounded by trees and plantings that will provide color and texture year-round. All plantings were selected to maximize the park’s visual appeal and provide beauty in every season. Aside from providing a space for area employees and visitors to relax, MedQuarter leadership plans to use the space for programming and events in the future. The new park will be ready for the public this Summer.

See a rending for the new park below.

Pocket Park Rendering
Credit: Culver Design Group.

About the MedQuarter

The MedQuarter Regional Medical District is a revitalization partnership committed to promoting a dynamic urban medical community to improve the quality of life and advocate for new businesses and jobs in a defined medical district.  Established in 2011, the MedQuarter supports a 55-square-block area in downtown that makes getting healthcare less of a chore and more of a destination.

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