The MedQ is a revitalization partnership committed to promoting a dynamic urban medical community to improve the quality of life, advocate for new business and jobs in the Medical District. The MedQ is where many healthcare needs are met in one area of downtown. The MedQ creates a vibrant neighborhood, and acts as a catalyst for business growth.
The Cedar Rapids Medical Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (Medical SSMID or MedQ) is the result of Vision Cedar Rapids Plan Framework and the 2009 Neighborhood Planning Process which developed districts to grow Downtown Cedar Rapids.
Influence Cedar Rapids MedQuarter's Vision through Online Survey
Cedar Rapids, IA— As part of the Vision phase of the Cedar Rapids Medical Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (Medical SSMID) master planning process, members of the community are being asked to take an online "Opinion Survey" that will ultimately help further define the vision for the district.
"We want to create a sense of place for the MedQuarter, so that when patients and visitors come here they know they've arrived in an area that fosters a healing environment," said John Albert, Vice-chair of the Medical SSMID Commission. "For that to happen, we need to get as much input as possible from the public so we know what type of setting resonates best with."
Those interested in taking the quick survey can do so by visiting www.crmedquarter.com and clicking on the top right corner of the page where it says "Open House 2 Opinion Survey." The survey will be available until November 29.
Early next year, the Cedar Rapids Medical SSMID Commission and the team of consultants, led by The Lakota Group, a Chicago-based land use and urban planning firm, will host a third public workshop to review a preliminary district master plan and collect input regarding development and character concepts.
The MedQuarter was the result of Vision Cedar Rapids Downtown Framework Plan 2007 (JLG Plan) and the 2009 Neighborhood Planning Process, which developed districts to help grow downtown Cedar Rapids. Its major medical providers— Mercy Medical Center, UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Hospital and Physicians' Clinic of Iowa—are committed to developing Cedar Rapids as a medical destination, where many health care needs are met in one area of the downtown. Recently recognized as a top ten city in the nation that delivers high-quality, low- cost healthcare by the Institute for Health Care Improvement, the Cedar Rapids MedQuarter is intended to create jobs, fuel economic development, improve the city's tax base and enhance the quality of life within the community.
MEDIA CONTACT: John Albert, Citywide Cleaners, Inc. 319/866.9656
Cedar Rapids Medical SSMID Commission Member
Master Development Plan Steering Committee Chair