Property acquisition and demolition of several structures to create West Broadway entry feature.

The 36th Street and West Broadway community entrance was the first step of a comprehensive corridor improvement plan that includes landscaping and image enhancement. The project consisted of the acquisition and demolition of several structures in the west entryway of the West Broadway Corridor. The site has been vacant and in a dilapidated state since the early 1990’s.

The properties acquired were the Schrier Car Lot, the former Holiday Gas station, and the Fat Jaks nightclub.  After the 712 Initiative acquired and demolished all of the structures on the site the Iowa West Foundation constructed the West Broadway entry feature.  Total project cost $2.1 million.

Partners: The Iowa West Foundation, the City of Council Bluffs & The 712 Initiative (Pottawattamie County Development Corporation)

The 712 Initiative role: Site assembly & demolition of blighted properties.

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