Vision Iowa, cat & recat projects by County As of June 2016



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Vision Iowa, CAT & RECAT Projects by County

As of June 2016

A B C D E F G H I J K L M O P R S T U V W

Adair


Applicant: City of Fontanelle

Project Name: Fontanelle Public Library Expansion

City: Fontanelle (Population 692)

Date of Award: 12/9/2009

Total Project Cost: $364,534

Amount Requested: $50,000

Amount Awarded: $50,000

Project Description: This project is the expansion of the existing library from 2,480 square feet to 4,820 square feet. The existing building will be rehabilitated to make it contiguous with the addition.


Applicant: Greater Greenfield Community Foundation

Project Name: Sports Complex

City: Greenfield (Population 2,129)

Date of Award: 2/11/2009

Total Project Cost: $480,264

Amount Requested: $180,762

Amount Awarded: $180,000

Project Description: The Sports Complex will consist of three soccer fields, three ball diamonds, a walking/bicycling path, parking, playground, picnic area and shelter.

Applicant: City of Stuart

Project Name: Stuart Entertainment & Economic Development Project

City: Stuart (Population 1,712)

Date of Award: 10/10/2007

Total Project Cost: $2,477,567

Amount Requested: $545,000

Amount Awarded: $545,000

Project Description: This project will include the adaptive reuse of the fire-damaged and partially-restored Historic All-Saints building. Formerly a church in the Byzantine style, this facility will be restored into a community cultural center able to hold up to 500 people for concerts, theater, meetings, and weddings.

Applicant: Greater Greenfield Community Foundation

Project Name: Adair County Recreation Center

City: Greenfield (Population 2,129)

Date of Award: 9/17/2001

Total Project Cost: $1,397,703

Amount Requested: $307,414

Amount Awarded: $257,414

Project Description: The recreation center will serve more than 36,000 residents of the Adair County area. The YMCA-managed center will include a gymnasium, walking track, fitness room, therapy pool, racquetball court, game room, locker room and more. The facility will also have the capacity to host local and regional sporting events and tournaments.


Adams

Applicant: French Icarian Colony Foundation

Project Name: “Garden to Table” Kitchen and Sanitary System Project

City: Corning (Population 1,635)

Date of Award: 6/11/2014

Total Project Cost: $166,945

Amount Requested: $40,000

Amount Awarded: $40,000

Project Description: This project includes the renovation of the basement and other areas of the historic dining hall to be used as a state-certified community kitchen, installation of a sanitation system for the dining hall and two public restrooms for visitors.

Applicant: Johnny Carson Birthplace Society

Project Name: Johnny Carson Birthplace Home Restoration

City: Corning (Population 1,635)

Date of Award: 3/14/2012

Total Project Cost: $139,100

Amount Requested: $21,100

Amount Awarded: $21,100

Project Description: This project includes the full restoration of Johnny Carson’s birthplace home. When completed, the home will be permanently maintained as a 1925 period home with memorabilia of Carson’s life and career.

Applicant: City of Corning

Project Name: Adams Community Aquatic Center

City: Corning (Population 1,783)

Date of Award: 2/13/2008

Total Project Cost: $ 2,202,000

Amount Requested: $110,000

Amount Awarded: $100,000

Project Description: This project will include the construction of a municipal aquatic center to serve the needs of the community of Corning and Adams County. The project includes demolition of the old pool, excavation, road and parking development, construction of a bathhouse and mechanical building, pool shell, deck and related elements, and landscaping.


Applicant: Adams County

Project Name: Lake Icaria Campground and Cabins

City: Corning (Population 1,783)

Date of Award: 8/8/2007

Total Project Cost: $417,031

Amount Requested: $47,765

Amount Awarded: $47,765

Project Description: This project includes major recreational enhancements to the Adams County Lake Icaria Campground and Cabins. The improvements include constructing six park cabins; upgrading eight electrical campsites to full service sites (at Timber Ridge); constructing 13 new electric campsites at the Lake View Campground; upgrading 11 electrical campsites to full services sites (at Lake View); reconstructing the 25 site tent camping area (at Lake View); installing a camper dump station (at Lake View); replacing two camper check in stations; remodeling public restrooms at the marina, cabins, Lake View shower house, picnic area, boat ramp area, Lake View West and Timber Ridge.

Applicant: Adams County

Project Name: French Icarian Colony Restoration

City: Corning (Population 1,783)

Date of Award: 5/11/2005

Total Project Cost: $256,594

Amount Requested: $71,000

Amount Awarded: $65,000

Project Description: This project includes the restoration of the Dining Hall and Icarian School building on the French Icarian Colony site. Once completed, these facilities will become part of a larger complex that will include reproductions of Icarian homes and shops, as well as a welcome center and recreation area.

Allamakee

Applicant: Allamakee County Conservation Board

Project Name: Driftless Area Education and Visitor Center

Date of Award: 5/11/2016

City: Lansing (Population 963)

Total Project Cost: $2,907,822

Amount Requested: $486,386

Amount Awarded: $486,386

Project Description: This project includes the construction of a 10,000 square foot, 3-level Driftless Center along the Mississippi River to provide youth, residents, and visitors the opportunity to learn about the natural sciences, conservation, and history of the area. The facility will have displays and interpretive panels.
Applicant: City of Waukon

Project Name: Robey Memorial Library Expansion

City: Waukon (Population 3,897)

Date of Award: 3/13/2013

Total Project Cost: $1,549,361

Amount Requested: $97,949

Amount Awarded: $95,000

Project Description: This project will expand the current 5,360-square-foot library to 12,160 square feet, including a 1,425-square-foot community/program room.

Applicant: City of Postville & Postville Community School District

Project Name: N.I.C.H.E.S (Noticing Investment Capacities: Health, Education, Service)

City: Postville (Population 2,273)

Date of Award: 7/9/2008

Total Project Cost: $2,165,550

Amount Requested: $875,550

Amount Awarded: $850,000

Project Description: This two-story addition to the community’s existing recreation center will include an indoor swimming pool, racquetball court, community center and classroom space for pre-school and child care services.

Applicant: City of Waukon

Project Name: Waukon Wellness Center

City: Waukon (Population 4,131)

Date of Award: 9/14/2005

Total Project Cost: $3,150,000

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

Amount Awarded: $650,000

Project Description: The Waukon Wellness Center will be a 38,000 square-foot facility that will include a walking / running track, multi-purpose room, multi-use gymnasium, racquetball courts, exercise/ weight area, batting and golf cages, a senior dining and activity center, youth activity area, child care area, reception/ information area, lounge / vending area, and shower and locker facilities. The facility will also house the City’s Park and Recreation Department.


Appanoose

Applicant: Appanoose All Play, Inc. and Appanoose Conservation Foundation

Project Name: Lelah Bradley Active Living Campus – Appanoose All Play Sports Complex

City: Centerville (Population 5,528)

Date of Award: 12/11/2013

Total Project Cost: $600,000

Amount Requested: $119,660

Amount Awarded: $105,000

Project Description: This project will include the construction of two large camper cabins in the Lelah Bradley Conservation Area; the addition of a soccer/multipurpose field; an irrigation system to the entire sports complex; and additional parking to both the conservation area and sports complex.

Applicant: Appanoose All Play, Inc.

Project Name: Lelah Bradley Active Living Campus

City: Centerville (Population 5,924)

Date of Award: 3/12/2008

Total Project Cost: $978,932

Amount Requested: $195,786

Amount Awarded: $190,000

Project Description: This project will include the construction of soccer and softball fields for youth and adults, native prairie plantings, interpretive displays, an outdoor classroom, and a community garden. In addition, a machine shed for maintenance materials, and combination concession, restroom, office building will be constructed.

Applicant: Appanoose County Coalition for the Arts

Project Name: Project Pride

City: Centerville (Population 5,924)

Date of Award: 9/10/2003

Total Project Cost: $2,000,000

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

Amount Awarded: $360,000

Project Description: Project Pride is a combination of three projects: 1) The restoration and rehabilitation of the Drake Public Library; 2) Streetscape improvements; 3) Remodeling of the town’s bandshell. Developed in two phases, the project is scheduled for completion in 2005.


Audubon

Applicant: Audubon Recreation Foundation

Project Name: Audubon Recreation Center

City: Audubon (Population 2,072)

Date of Award: 7/8/2015

Total Project Cost: $2,050,000

Amount Requested: $410,000

Amount Awarded: $410,000

Project Description: This project will include the construction of recreation center with racquetball courts, an eight-lane bowling alley, batting cage, one-on-one basketball, kid’s play area, arcade, community room, walking track, restaurant and bar.

Applicant: City of Audubon

Project Name: Downtown Revitalization Project Featuring the John James Audubon Birdwalk Trail

City: Audubon (Population 2,382)

Date of Award: 3/14/2007

Total Project Cost: $1,252,541

Amount Requested: $594,871

Amount Awarded: $300,000

Project Description: This project will connect the name of the county and town with naturalist and artist John James Audubon. The project will include the construction of a fitness walking trail through downtown Audubon that will include 2’ by 2’ mosaic tile blocks depicting John James Audubon bird prints in the sidewalk. The streetscape plan will also feature period lighting with a brick walking path embedded in the concrete. The birdwalk will be connected to the recently completed T-Bone Recreation Trail.

Benton

Applicant: City of Van Horne

Project Name: Van Horne Community Projects

City: Van Horne (Population 682)

Date of Award: 3/13/2013

Total Project Cost: $1,144,000

Amount Requested: $168,662

Amount Awarded: $165,000

Project Description: This project includes the construction of a new, 4,800-square-foot community center with seating for approximately 200 and the construction of a new 3,200-square-foot library.
Applicant: City of Atkins

Project Name: Atkins Library, Community Room, and City Hall

City: Atkins (Population 1,297)

Date of Award: 4/13/2011

Total Project Cost: $1,595,274

Amount Requested: $282,196

Amount Awarded: $277,000

Project Description: This project includes the construction of an 8,096 square foot facility to house the Atkins Public Library, Community Room and City Hall.

Applicant: City of Belle Plaine

Project Name: Belle Plaine Family Aquatic Center

City: Belle Plaine (Population 2,878)

Date of Award: 9/9/2009

Total Project Cost: $2,776,000

Amount Requested: $96,000

Amount Awarded: $96,000

Project Description: This project includes the construction of a 6,826-square-foot pool area, lazy river, water slide, one and three meter diving boards, play structures, bathhouse, concession area, sunbathing area plus a mechanical and storage building.

Applicant: Belle Plaine Historical Society

Project Name: Belle Plaine Museum

City: Belle Plaine (Population 2,878)

Date of Award: 10/8/2003

Total Project Cost: $1,125,000

Amount Requested: $360,000

Amount Awarded: $250,000

Project Description: The Belle Plaine Museum will focus on the history of Belle Plaine and the surrounding areas and will display artifacts from local residents, including Native American artifacts and antiques. The museum will contain a railroad observation area, and a replica of the Old Jumbo Well. The facility will contain display areas, a reception area, a theatre/special event area, a conference room, lounge, office space and a storage area


Applicant: Blairstown Community Foundation, Inc.

Project Name: Blairstown Area Community Center

City: Blairstown (Population 682)

Date of Award: 9/18/2002

Total Project Cost: $1,257,377

Amount Requested: $490,000

Amount Awarded: $350,000

Project Description: After demolishing several old buildings, new public buildings will be constructed at the same sites. A new community center will house a library, a geology center, a recreational facility, and an elderly meals/elderly entertainment/city hall area. The recreation center will include a multi-purpose room that will accommodate many activities previously held at the school that has since closed.


Black Hawk

Applicant: Waterloo Development Corporation

Project Name: Cedar Valley SportsPlex

City: Waterloo (Population 68,747)

Date Application Received: 1/15/2011

Total Project Cost: $22,166,390

Amount Requested: $1,500,000

Amount Awarded: $750,000

Project Description: This project includes the construction of a recreation facility in downtown Waterloo. The facility will include the following amenities: large field house for indoor soccer and other activities, gymnasium with basketball courts, walking/running track, weight lifting room, personal fitness studios, mat room, child care area and playground, locker rooms, meeting rooms, and many other features.

Applicant: City of Waterloo

Project Name: Mark’s Park and Performance Structure - RECAT

City: Waterloo (Population 68,747)

Date of Award: 12/9/2009

Total Project Cost: $1,052,000

Amount Requested: $185,000

Amount Awarded: $135,000

Project Description: This two-part project includes Mark’s Park, a 4,200-square-foot family friendly park with play equipment and splash features overlooking the Cedar river, and a performance structure that will turn a planned 15,000-square-foot Amphitheatre into a true stage for concerts, shows and exhibitions by providing a stage structure, lighting and backdrop. (The Amphitheatre itself was included in the original River Renaissance project.)

Applicant: City of Dunkerton

Project Name: Dunkerton Public Library

City: Dunkerton (Population 750)

Date of Award: 11/11/09

Total Project Cost: $539,786

Amount Requested: $162,000

Amount Awarded: $98,000

Project Description: This project includes the construction of a new library outside the floodplain. The new facility will include an adult reading room, computer area, two restrooms, a large circulation desk area, a 1,534-square-foot walk-out basement, a children’s reading area, a program room with the capacity of 30 people, and a larger area to hold library materials.

Applicant: City of Waterloo & Waterloo Development Corporation

Project Name: RiverLoop Expo

City: Waterloo (Population 68,747)

Date of Award: 2/14/2007

Total Project Cost: $5,474,442

Amount Requested: $2,347,917

Amount Awarded: $1,000,000

Project Description: The RiverLoop Expo includes the development of an exposition area in downtown Waterloo and the renovation of an existing building into a Public Market. The exposition area will stretch across two city blocks and include artistic displays of colored concrete and brick pavers surrounded by unique lampposts, signs and planters, along with hundreds of perennial and annual flower displays. The RiverLoop Expo will be used by dozens of organizations for a variety of outdoor exposition events. The Public Market will allow for year-round markets with the sale of meats, vegetables, breads, arts and crafts, and other products.

Applicant: Black Hawk County Conservation Board

Project Name: Big Woods Campground

City: Cedar Falls (Population 36,145)

Date of Award: 8/9/2006

Total Project Cost: $233,442

Amount Requested: $89,042

Amount Awarded: $69,042

Project Description: The Big Woods Campground project includes the construction of fifty-five gravel camping pads, picnic areas, fire rings, and a restroom/shower house. The Project will be located in the Big Woods Lake Recreation Area in Cedar Falls.


Applicant: City of La Porte City

Project Name: La Porte City Family Aquatic Center

City: La Porte City (Population 2,321)

Date of Award: 8/10/2005

Total Project Cost: $2,309,564

Amount Requested: $100,000

Amount Awarded: $100,000

Project Description: The project includes a six-lane lap pool, zero depth entry, a single flume waterslide, a dragon tot slide, a one-meter diving board, a three-meter diving board, a new bathhouse and a concession stand.

Applicant: City of Cedar Falls

Project Name: Cedar Falls Aquatic Center

City: Cedar Falls (Population 36,145)

Date of Award: 2/9/2005

Total Project Cost: $5,693,411

Amount Requested: $1,305,000

Amount Awarded: $100,000

Project Description: The Cedar Falls Aquatic Center project is the construction of a lap pool with a surface area of 5,077 square feet; a 4,882-square foot shallow pool area; a diving area with three meter platform and one meter spring board; and a lazy river and 6,761-square foot plunge, for a total of 16,720 square feet of water surface. Additional facilities in this project include a 4,040-square foot bath house; a 21-foot high water tower with three slides; a 109-foot, 32-inch drop slide; a 195-foot long 54-inch tube slide; and a 84” flume raft slide that is 176 feet long. This project also involves the construction of a 2,240-square foot filter with three gas fired pool heaters; slide pumps; recirculation pumps; parking; lighting; and landscaping.

Applicant: City of Hudson

Project Name: Hudson Attraction Program

City: Hudson (Population 2,117)

Date of Award: 10/8/2003

Total Project Cost: $483,440

Amount Requested: $120,860

Amount Awarded: $60,000

Project Description: The Hudson Attraction Program is a combination of two projects – an all-weather track and a skate park.


Applicant: LaPorte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum Board

Project Name: LaPorte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum

City: La Porte City (Population 2,321)

Date of Award: 7/9/2003

Total Project Cost: $70,400

Amount Requested: $35,200

Amount Awarded: $30,000

Project Description: Students founded the LaPorte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum in 1970. The museum consists of three buildings, two of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. The third building is in serious disrepair, putting at risk all the historical artifacts found in it. As a solution, the city is restoring a nearby building to accommodate the display items.

Applicant: City of Waterloo & City of Cedar Falls

Project Name: Cedar Valley River Renaissance REVISED - Vision Iowa Project

Cities: Waterloo (Population 68,747) and Cedar Falls (Population 36,145)

Date of Award: 3/6/2003

Total Project Cost: $40,289,914

Amount Requested: $12,113,500

Amount Awarded: $9,500,000

Project Description: This project is a comprehensive development strategy that has the capacity to transform the Cedar Valley through the development of several projects, including the Cedar River Plaza and amphitheater, Pedestrian Riverwalk Loop, and Cedar Valley Dam. The plan also calls for improvements to trail and riverfront amenities.

Applicant: City of Evansdale

Project Name: Cedar Valley Nature Trail Trailhead Shelter / Meyers Lake Trail Extension & Connections/Phil Muehl Skatepark

City: Evansdale (Population 4,526)

Date of Award: 2/12/2003

Total Project Cost: $337,000

Amount Requested: $63,500

Amount Awarded: $50,000

Project Description: Evansdale originally submitted their project as part of the Cedar Valley River Renaissance initiative that received a Vision Iowa grant. As an individual CAT recipient, Evansdale’s grant will aid the construction of the Cedar Valley Nature Trailhead Shelter, the Meyers Lake Trail Extension and Connection and the creation of the Phil Muehl Skatepark.


Boone

Applicant: Iowa Railroad Historical Society d/b/a Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad Museum

Project Name: Museum Library

City: Boone (Population 12,661)

Date of Award: 10/12/2011

Total Project Cost: $960,935

Amount Requested: $290,903

Amount Awarded: $170,000

Project Description: This project includes the construction of a 9,000-square-foot building to house the new James H. Andrew Railroad Museum & Library, which will include a theater, library, and large area to display railroad artifacts. This facility will be built as an addition to the existing Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum Depot.

Applicant: Boone County & Central Iowa Expo Inc.

Project Name: Central Iowa Expo

City: Boone (Population 12,803)

Date of Award: 9/12/2007

Total Project Cost: $8,059,500

Amount Requested: $3,000,000

Amount Awarded: $3,000,000

Project Description: The Central Iowa Expo is a 110-acre outdoor exhibit area chosen by Farm Progress to become the Iowa biennial host of their National show beginning in August of 2008. Located in Boone County the phase of the project required to host the event includes; earthwork, trenching, sewers and drains, water, power, communication installation, street work and landscaping.

Applicant: Iowa Arboretum, Inc.

Project Name: Here We Grow Again

City: Madrid (Population 2,418)

Date of Award: 5/14/2003

Total Project Cost: $310,000

Amount Requested: $210,000

Amount Awarded: $120,000

Project Description: The 378-acre Iowa Arboretum plans to complete the final phase of their construction project by August 2004. The end result of this phase will be the construction of a grand pavilion, greenhouse, visitor’s kiosk, shade arbor and the paving of a parking lot and pedestrian walkways. The Iowa Arboretum is noted as an important environmental reference and educational resource for the State of Iowa.

Bremer

Applicant: Waverly Area Veterans Post

Project Name: Veterans Service Center

Date of Award: 9/10/2014

City: Waverly (Population 9,874)

Total Project Cost: $3,578,494

Amount Requested: $792,000

Amount Awarded: $675,000

Project Description: This project includes the construction of a 17,300-square-foot facility to house a museum displaying memorabilia from all generations of area veterans, a banquet hall, conference rooms, technology center, lounge, kitchen, dining area and bar.




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