Cedar Rapids council approves plan to renovate Colonial Centre building for affordable housing

Project to be supported by $2.5 million allocation from American Rescue Plan Act funds

Colonial building The Heights affordable housing
A rendering of the redevelopment of the former Colonial Centre building at 1500 Second Ave. SE for 25 affordable housing units. The projectc is now known as The Heights. CREDIT CITY OF CEDAR RAPIDS

In the wake of a now-abandoned plan to turn the former Colonial Centre building in Cedar Rapids’ Wellington Heights neighborhood into a community resource center and emergency shelter, the Cedar Rapids City Council has approved a plan to use $2.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to transform the long-vacant building into an […]

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