A critical part of the MedQuarter Master Development Plan is the proposed creation of a superior visitor experience through implementation of high-quality streetscape improvements within the public right-of-way. These streetscape improvements focused on identifying the boundaries of the MedQuarter within the City of Cedar Rapids, implementing physical improvements, and enhanced maintenance. The Medical SSMID Commission engaged The Lakota Group, a Chicago-based land use and urban planning firm, to lead the MedQuarter’s Standards Committee through a long-term planning and prioritization process. The resulting plan created a streetscape framework, and each streetscape type included general design features and guidelines. The team then developed a streetscape hierarchy and prioritization plan to sequence the improvements.
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