City of University Heights, Iowa
University Heights City Hall | 1302 Melrose Avenue, University Heights (Iowa City) 52246 | 319-337-6900

Virginia Miller Building, Zoning & Sanitation contact

Swisher Tract



December 13, 2018
Swisher Tract Soil Report outlining optimal trail placement to prevent erosion. Prepared by Joe Dixon, District Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

September 7, 2018
Swisher Tract forest health evaluation prepared by Iowa DNR Forester, Mark Vitosh

June 19, 2018
Council votes to approve borrowing $555,000 for acquisition of Swisher Tract and associated costs.

June 14, 2018
City of University Heights purchases Swisher Tract at public auction for $480,000
Below: Mayor Louise From's bidding number and auction poster


May 1, 2018
University Heights Special Election Bond Issue

YES-- 139 76%
NO-- 45 24%
184 Voters 24.4% turnout

GO Bond Language:
Bond Issue (60% required)
Shall the City of University Heights, in Johnson County, State of Iowa, enter into a loan agreement and issue its bonds in an amount not exceeding the amount of $1,800,000 for the purpose of paying the cost, to that extent, of acquiring and developing land for use as a municipal park and green space to protect air quality, water quality in streams, natural areas and wildlife habitat?


List of applicable building/zoning ordinances