The idea behind the Neighborhood Site Improvements report of the Iowa City, Iowa, North Side Neighborhood Preservation Study was to produce a miniature capital improvements program at the neighborhood level, solely for the purpose of discussion. The result was a list of possible neighborhood improvements that evolved from residents' comments at block meetings, expressions of concern from members of the North Side Neighbors organization, and observations of the study staff. Possible trafficway improvements include alley surfaces, traffic control in alleys, cement patches in brick streets, pedestrian right - of - ways, traffic diverters, 'necking,' traffic lights, and bike lanes. Areas for improvement were also identified with regard to screening parking lots, planting trees and other vegetation, diverting utility lines underground, expanding a neighborhood park, and providing pedestrian walkways, lighting, and benches. No priorities are assigned to the improvements and no attempt is made to evaluate them. Rather, they are presented as culled from other North Side Study reports, along with cost estimates, so residents and policymakers can judge for themselves which projects create high benefits relative to costs. A program of improvements is presented at the end of the report; included in the table are the location of the proposed improvement, the source of its recommendation, a description of the improvement itself, and an estimate of some of the cost parameters. Maps and other tabular and graphic representations are also provided.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Assistant Secretary for Policy Development & Research
    Washington, DC  United States  20410

    Assistant Secretary for Policy, Plans and International Affairs

    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States 


  • Authors:
    • Williams, V
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313011
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HUD-00001535, Rpt 8, HUD-0000535
  • Contract Numbers: HUD-B-76-SI-19-0001
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM