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Charles City’s 13th Street Extension Moves Forward

In anticipation of the construction of residential apartments, the Charles City City Council has extended the process for an extension of 13th Street.

That’s City Engineer-in-training Brian Sullivan, who addressed the Council Monday (05.06) night about the role of the street extension in the development of the apartments on land, donated by the Area Development Corporation, just southwest of Floyd County Medical Center. 

The Council approved taking bids for the project with the flexibility that companies could submit cost estimates utilizing Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) or Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) pavement. 

Former City Engineer John Fallis touted advances in HMA pavement.

Fallis also noted some questions surrounding PCC pavement.

Bids for the project are due May 30th, with a public hearing on preliminary plans and specifications as well as awarding a contract set for June 3rd. 

The street extension currently has a completion date of October 25, 2024.

Last August, Charles City was named a “Thriving Community,” opening the door to $1 million in Affordable Housing tax credits from the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) and the eventual construction of the apartments, although no timeline has been established as to when that might begin.


Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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