Augusta Place Development News


About the Project 
A rendering of Augusta Place in Iowa City

Work is underway to build Augusta Place, a 100 apartment, 26 town-home, seven-story residential building that will feature first-floor commercial space. 

Allen Homes purchased this property from the City for a development that will be constructed on the lot next to City Hall and near the site of the historic Unitarian Universalist Church.

Construction is expected to take 18 months. Plans call for preserving the historic church, potentially creating additional commercial space, and providing six affordable housing units. 


The Augusta Place development will be done in six phases. An image of Phase 1 is available below. 

An image of Phase 1 construction of Augusta Place in Iowa City.
An image of Phase 1 construction of Augusta Place in Iowa City.

Utility drop boxes 
An image of the utility drop boxes located in front of Iowa City City Hall.

Utility and Mediacom payment boxes have been relocated from behind City Hall, to the front of the building, facing Washington Street, between the visitor parking spaces and sidewalk. Questions about City of Iowa City utility payments can be directed to Melissa Miller at 319-356-5065 or

Parking Impact 

Parking at City Hall and the areas surrounding City Hall will be impacted by construction and no parking signs will be placed in the impacted areas. Violators will be towed. 

Street Parking 

Meters will be pulled and street parking will no longer be available along the south side of Iowa Avenue, from Van Buren to Gilbert Streets, and also on the west side of Van Buren Street from Iowa Avenue to East Washington Street. 

Parking at City Hall 

Public access to the east side parking lot, located at the entrance of Van Buren Street, is closed. 

Visitors to City Hall can park at free, short-term spaces, including ADA accessible spaces, along Washington Street outside the front entrance to City Hall. In addition, short-term, free spaces have been reserved on the first floor of the Chauncey Swan parking ramp, 415 E. Washington St., located across from City Hall.

Contact Information 

This project is being administered by Allen Homes. For questions or additional information, contact at 319-338-7498 or

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