A new neighborhood just south of downtown featuring a waterfront park with walking and biking trails, access to the Iowa River for boating and fishing, a variety of housing options near shopping, restaurants, jobs, a state-of-the-art recital hall and recreational facilities, just a short walk to Downtown Iowa City and the University of Iowa campus.
Riverfront Crossings is well-situated for redevelopment. The district is adjacent to the downtown and the Iowa River, proximate to major employers, well served by public transportation, and intersected by a regional trail network, arterial streets and two rail lines. The University of Iowa is investing in the area, through the newly constructed recreation center and the planned re-location of the UI School of Music and Clapp Recital Hall. Johnson County recently expanded their offices and opened a new facility in the heart of the district. The wastewater treatment plant in the southwest portion of the district has been demolished and the area transformed into a riverfront park, which will be designed to better absorb flood waters from both Ralston Creek and the Iowa River and include trails, boat access, beautiful river views and other amenities that will attract private residential and commercial development to park-side properties.
January 2017: First phase of park design underway
The transformation of Riverfront Crossings Park continues.
- Rendering of Phase 1 Riverfront Crossings Park construction
- VIDEO: River Front Crossings Park phase 1 update, Jan. 2017
- Downtown and Riverfront Crossings Master Plan
- Riverfront Crossings Form-based Zoning Code (updated 2016)
- Riverfront Crossings Park: Concept Design Report
- Towards a Resilient Future: Restoration of Ralston Creek within Riverfront Crossings Park