Everything old will be new again in IC Ped Mall project

Developers and community partners broke ground on April 14 for a $54.4 million project that aims to marry old and new. The project will bring a new 11-story student housing project to the downtown area and enhance three 19th-century buildings lining Iowa City's Pedestrian Mall. CREDIT NEUMANN MONSON

A construction site tucked somewhat awkwardly between the former Mill, the Graduate Hotel and the Iowa City Pedestrian Mall is already aflutter with noise and activity as crews work on demolition and site preparation to make way for a new $54.4 million redevelopment combining much-needed new downtown housing with a revamp of some old Ped Mall friends.

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