City of University Heights, Iowa
University Heights City Hall | 1004 Melrose Avenue, University Heights (Iowa City) 52246 | 319-337-6900

Community Visioning Project


University Heights Community Visioning Grant Information

The 2016 Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Process in University Heights is underway. We were awarded a grant to develop a process that encourages visionary and strategic thinking about transportation improvements. The centerpiece of this process is the development of conceptual plans that graphically illustrate the vision of University Heights for an improved transportation system.

Iowa State University is sending survey packets to randomly selected residents the week of January 11. If you receive a packet, take time to complete the questionnaire and mail it back using the enclosed postage-paid envelope. It should take 25 minutes to complete.

First Meeting January 19, 2016


City Council Approves Submission of Melrose Bike Lane Project for County Grant Funding

City of University Heights will submit a Surface Transportation Block Grant for partial funding of Melrose Ave. improvments to add bike lanes. Below is a portion of the submittal.

Grant proposal information

Community Meeting Nov. 30th 7 PM
Iowa Room of University Club

Proposals will be presented to citizens.

Melrose Ave Streetscape Enhancements. Click on image for full size document
City Entryway Signage. Click on image for full size document


Visioning Committee's next meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 24th at 6 pm, Horn Elementary. We have the designs….now what? This meeting will be one of our last meetings as a part of the Community Visioning program, but our first step towards making these designs a reality. We’ll be discussing how to fund these projects, which projects should be implemented first, how the committee will move forward from here and more.

Sept. 6 Community Visioning Workshop

5-7 PM University Club Parking Lot
Come See Proposals

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July 18 Community Visioning Committee Meeting 6:30 PM City Office


June 28 Community Visioning Workshop

4-7 PM University Club
Public Participation Encouraged

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April 9th Community Visioning Workshop SUMMARY

Pull under the "Community" box and Select "University Heights" to see

Results of Resident Feedback


More Community Visioning Information