Posts Tagged "Iowa"

Courtyard Marriott opens in former Deere Building

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Courtyard Marriott opens in former Deere Building

FROM WCFCOURIER.COM: The $43 million 166-room hotel is located at 250 Westfield Ave. For decades, tractor manufacturing was concentrated there before Deere expanded to several facilities around Waterloo-Cedar Falls in the 1970s and early ’80s. Floors in the structure were raised above the original manufacturing floor to allow hotel patrons to take advantage of the picturesque views outside the now-restored windows. One floor of the building will be used by Deere as a conference and training center. The ongoing construction — which includes an upper-level swimming pool, large...

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Waterloo pedestrian bridge renovation lights up the riverfront

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Waterloo pedestrian bridge renovation lights up the riverfront

The walkway and bridge were built around 1974, according to City Engineer Eric Thorson. The walkway’s deteriorated conditions had been a point of criticism over the years, along with vandalism. That has changed. “There’s so much more activity downtown,” Thorson said “Downtown has really come back.”

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Steele Report interviews TechWorks president and hotel developer

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Steele Report interviews TechWorks president and hotel developer

In a recent episode of The Steele Report, host Ron Steele of KWWL invited TechWorks President Cary Darrah and Courtyard Marriott developer Rodney Blackwell to discuss the projects and progress taking place at the TechWorks Campus in downtown Waterloo. (This link has since been removed by KWWL.)

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Emergence of a New Business Class Hotel at TechWorks

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Emergence of a New Business Class Hotel at TechWorks

InVision Architects is working on the transformation of Tech2--a historic, former John Deere building--into a business-class hotel. The design turns some of the challenges of historic preservation and repurposing into unique features.

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Waterloo Council renews downtown revitalization contracts

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Waterloo Council renews downtown revitalization contracts

The contracts allow Main Street Waterloo and Vandewalle & Associates to continue providing consulting services on projects in the central business district.

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