The Daily Iowan

Iowa City moves forward with fraternal housing rezoning despite student protest

NICK HASSETT

May 14, 2013

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As the Iowa City City Council meeting began on Tuesday, more than 100 members of the University of Iowa’s greek community filled the room and spilled into the City Hall lobby to make their voices heard. Though their protest...

Johnson County officials debate for minimal jail repairs in the next few years

MICHELLE KIM

May 14, 2013

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A little more than a week after voters nixed a proposed justice center, plans to address Johnson County’s judicial, security, and space needs appear to be moving forward. But although the Board of Supervisors discussed...

LGBT students honored at UI’s 13th annual ‘Rainbow Graduation’

HILLARY ROSENCRANTS

May 14, 2013

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Twenty-five LGBTQ students were recognized at the University of Iowa’s 13th-annual Rainbow Graduation on Tuesday, and the community took the opportunity to honor the graduates and recent strides made at the UI. Students...

UI students present new vision for Iowa City’s Towncrest district

QUENTIN MISIAG

May 14, 2013

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The Towncrest neighborhood on Iowa City’s East Side once stood as a signature medical district from its inception in the 1950s. With a plethora of parking, patients and visitors could drive up, go to their respective appointments,...

Iowa City City Council rejects rezoning request for College-Gilbert lot

NICK HASSETT

May 14, 2013

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A request to change the zoning on the lot of a proposed high-rise building failed before the Iowa City City Council on Tuesday evening. The council voted 5-2 against the College/Gilbert rezoning request for the lot that has been...

Iowa City City Council authorizes parking meter upheaval

NICK HASSETT

May 14, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council authorized a revamp of the city’s parking meter system at Tuesday’s meeting. The Transportation Services Department issued a request for proposal for the replacement of the existing on-street...

Iowa City updates comprehensive plan

NICK HASSETT

May 14, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council approved an update to its 30-year comprehensive plan by a 7-0 vote. The Iowa City 2030 Comprehensive Plan, meant to guide city development, was adopted in 1997. The city held community meetings and...

Iowa City City Council changes parking structure rules

NICK HASSETT

May 14, 2013

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The Iowa City Council approved changes in parking structure rules at their meeting Tuesday by a 7-0 vote. The ordinance establishes parking-location standards and entranceway standards that will “reduce the visual impact...

Iowa City City Council approves Ashton House reconstruction

NICK HASSETT

May 14, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council approved a resolution approving the remodeling of the Ashton House. The house was built in 1947-1948, and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. It was flooded in the 2008...

Iowa City City Council approves budget

NICK HASSETT

May 14, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council approved the city’s FY14 CDBG/Home budget by a 6-1 vote. The resolution adopts FY14 Annual Action Plan, a subpart of Iowa City’s 2011-2015 Consolidated Plan, and designates the city manager as...

Iowa City rezones former crisis center

NICK HASSETT

May 14, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council approved the rezoning of the former Johnson County Crisis Center. The ordinance rezones the area from Public (P-1) to Intensive Commercial (C1-1). The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission recommended...

Trial set for woman found with ‘drug kit’

CASSIDY RILEY

May 14, 2013

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The trial has been set for a woman allegedly found with a “drug kit” under her bed. Dawn Blaszczyk, 46, was charged on March 28 with possession of a controlled substance and endangerment. According to a police complaint,...