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Zoning Open House

October 17, 2017, 4:30pm - October 17, 2017, 6:30pm

NewBo City Market
1100 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52401 Map

The City of Cedar Rapids continues to seek public input through a series of open houses during its comprehensive update to the City’s zoning ordinance.

Third Open House
Tuesday, October 17
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
NewBo City Market (1100 3rd Street SE)
Open house format, residents can come at their convenience

The public can continue to provide feedback on a number of community topics that are shaped by zoning codes, and comment on possible approaches to addressing these issues. Examples include:

•Site Design and Walkability: Site design refers to the location of buildings and parking on a development site. Site design regulations in zoning codes are an important factor in whether areas are walkable and accessible to nearby amenities, such as restaurants and shops.
•Tree Preservation: Trees offer many benefits including providing protection from sun and rain and helping with storm water runoff.
•Parking: Parking is a necessity, but poorly designed parking can create unattractive places and unsafe conditions. In addition, excess parking increases storm water runoff and adds to the “urban heat island” effect in high pavement areas.
•Exterior Lighting: Lighting helps create a sense of security, deter crime, and also provides beautification. However, done inappropriately, lighting can result in glare and light pollution.
•Renewable Energy: ReZone Cedar Rapids presents an opportunity to encourage renewable energy facilities, such as wind and solar. Since renewable energy systems range from small structures that are mounted on a single-family home, to large-scale facilities that can take up acres of land, it is important to contemplate how the zoning code addresses both small-scale and large-scale renewable energy systems.
•Development Review Process: The City is exploring how the zoning code could improve the review and approval process for development proposals. This means that developers will know what they need to incorporate into their projects, and neighborhood residents will have a clear understanding of what can be built based on the requirements in the code.

In addition to the issues identified above, the public can also provide comment on initial areas identified for the application of form-based zoning districts.

Cedar Rapids currently uses a traditional zoning code, which encourages the separation of various land uses such as residential, commercial, and industrial. The City is exploring transitioning parts of the community from a traditional zoning code to a form-based zoning code, which looks at the relationship between the building, sidewalk, and street, and emphasizes complimentary designs, or “forms.”

At the open house, residents can view areas identified for form-based regulations, and talk with staff about their application.

ReZone Cedar Rapids will help align the City’s zoning code to more accurately reflect the quality of life issues that were identified through the public input process of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, EnvisionCR, which was adopted by City Council in 2015.

Learn more: www.cityofcr.com/rezone.
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Happier Hour: WELLtalks & ReUnion Brewery Tasting

October 19, 2017, 5:00pm - October 19, 2017, 8:00pm

NewBo City Market
1100 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52401 Map

Join us for Happier Hour, a weekly get-together where you can live a longer, better, and happier life, every Thursday, October through April, from 5 to 8pm. These weekly events will focus on health and well-being and will follow the Blue Zones Project™ and the Power 9® principles. Each week will feature a different activity to engage with friends and family, relieve stress, move more, and discover new things to help us all live with purpose.

This week, join us for WELLtalks with The Wellness Center! Each month, we'll bring you informative talks on Wellness, Education, Lifestyle, and Leadership. This month, Dr. Jason Bradley from EPIC Functional Medicine CenterA will be discussing functional medicine and how it can be applied to thyroid and immune system dysfunction. For more information on The Wellness Center and EPIC Functional Medicine Center, please visit their websites at cr-wellness.org and epicfmc.com.

And ReUnion Brewery will be offering tastings of their Iowa wines from 5 to 7:30. ReUnion is a brewery in Coralville and uses the best ingredients, a touch of tradition and a dash of whimsy to create beers you'll love

Support for Happier Hour comes from the Friends of NewBo City Market. Visit newbocitymarket.org/support to find out how you can become a Friend of the Market.

The Blue Zones Project™ helps to implement changes into your life that are prevalent with people and populations that live to be 100 years old. You can find out more about the Blue Zones Project™ and Power 9® by visiting bluezones.com/2016/11/power-9/. Follow our local Blue Zones Project™ at Cedar Rapids Blue Zones Project.
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Spooky Wine & Paint at the Market!

October 20, 2017, 6:00pm - October 20, 2017, 8:00pm

NewBo City Market
1100 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52401 Map

Join us for some artistic Halloween painting fun at the Market Friday October 20th! We will do a group painting that you can customize as you like led by local artist Russ Fagle. Specials are available from NewBo Berr and Wine and Aroma Pizza in the Market! No experience is needed to get great results in this fun class. Grab some friends and celebrate this great season in Iowa!... See MoreSee Less

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Fridays@NewBo: The George Jazz Group

October 20, 2017, 6:00pm - October 20, 2017, 9:00pm

NewBo City Market
1100 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52401 Map

Join us for free, family-friendly concert in Rotary Hall. The George Jazz Group will be set up to play while you dine and shop with Market Shopkeepers from 6 to 9 pm. The George Jazz Group is committed to playing the music of the 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond; music more commonly know as - "Jazz Standards." This is the music that is truly an American art form derived from The Great American Songbook.... See MoreSee Less

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Cider Sip & Shop in Newbo

October 20, 2017, 6:00pm - October 20, 2017, 9:00pm

New Bohemia District
3rd Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52401 Map

Mark your calendars for a FUN event coming up in Newbo ~
Cider Sip & Shop Friday October 20th 6-9 pm.
Enjoy a variety of treats & cider (both hard and soft)
at area shops ~ sip & shop the evening away in Newbo! Follow the luminaries to open businesses!
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Pop-Up Market

October 21, 2017, 10:00am - October 21, 2017, 6:00pm

NewBo City Market
1100 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52401 Map

You never know what you'll find at our Saturday Pop-Up Markets! Farmers, artisans, specialty food products, and home based businesses set up at the Market to provide fresh food, unique products, and a great experience!... See MoreSee Less

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Happier Hour: Candidate Forum and Lion Bridge Tasting

October 26, 2017, 5:00pm - October 26, 2017, 8:00pm

NewBo City Market
1100 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52401 Map

Join us for Happier Hour, a weekly get-together where you can live a longer, better, and happier life, every Thursday, October through April, from 5 to 8pm. These weekly events will focus on health and well-being and will follow the Blue Zones Project™ and the Power 9® principles. Each week will feature a different activity to engage with friends and family, relieve stress, move more, and discover new things to help us all live with purpose.

Candidates for Mayor and Cedar Rapids City Council District 3 will host tables where they can have conversations with their constituents - there will be no speeches or debates.

This week, Lion Bridge Brewing Company will be offering a free tasting from 5 to 7:30. Lion Bridge Brewing Company is a Cedar Rapids based, award winning brewery.

Support for Happier Hour comes from the Friends of NewBo City Market. Visit newbocitymarket.org/support to find out how you can become a Friend of the Market.

The Blue Zones Project™ helps to implement changes into your life that are prevalent with people and populations that live to be 100 years old. You can find out more about the Blue Zones Project™ and Power 9® by visiting bluezones.com/2016/11/power-9/. Follow our local Blue Zones Project™ at Cedar Rapids Blue Zones Project.
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Fridays@NewBo: Hocus Pocus

October 27, 2017, 6:00pm - October 27, 2017, 8:00pm

NewBo City Market
1100 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52401 Map

Join us for Fridays@NewBo as we watch Hocus Pocus! This Halloween favorite tells a tale of three witch sisters resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all. This event is free and open to the public!

Want to keep the Halloween fun rolling? Join us for The Rocky Horror Picture Show later in the night!
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 27, 2017, 8:30pm - October 28, 2017, 12:00am

NewBo City Market
1100 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52401 Map

Rocky Horror comes to life at NewBo City Market! Join us the Friday night before Halloween for the singing, dancing, screaming, and occasional thrown object, hosted by Alisabeth Von Presley.

There will be a costume contest, plus drinks and drink specials from NewBo Beer and Wine. We’ll also provide the props (included with your ticket purchase), so pull on those fishnets and bring your best voice for this great Halloween classic!

This event made possible by Linn Area Credit Union.

Tickets on sale now! $15 now or $20 at the door!

Rocky Horror Picture Show is rated R and contains adult material. Children under 17 will not be admitted without a parent or guardian. All attendees will be required to show ID.
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Pop-Up Market

October 28, 2017, 10:00am - October 28, 2017, 6:00pm

NewBo City Market
1100 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52401 Map

You never know what you'll find at our Saturday Pop-Up Markets! Farmers, artisans, specialty food products, and home based businesses set up at the Market to provide fresh food, unique products, and a great experience!... See MoreSee Less

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