University of Iowa

Charles City

Iowa Counties 

The Cedar River runs through the downtown of Charles City, located in Floyd County, making the downtown a central place for gathering, business, entertainment, and more. Following the floods of 2008, the City is interested in transforming the northern bank of the river to a park that would utilize space and mitigate future flood risks without losing the downtown as a hub of the City.

Charles City Projects


Charles City Waterfront and Credit Trading

Graduate students in the School of Urban and Regional Planning developed a market analysis for a kayak park on Cedar River and made recommendations for linking the new park to downtown. Students also drafted recommendations to enhance the quality of water in Cedar River through water quality...