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Iowa City grows with eight construction projects set for 2020

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By Kimberly James | Jan 27, 2020

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As Iowa City continues to grow, the Iowa Press-Citizen highlights eight construction projects to watch in 2020.

The University of Iowa Psychological and Brain Sciences Building is scheduled to be open for classes this semester. The $33.5 million, six-story building will have classrooms, offices and other research facilities.

Also on the UI campus is a new five-story pharmacy building. The $96.3 million space will house classrooms on its first two floors and research and lab space on the remaining floors.

Hieronymus Square continues to recover from a fire in March 2019. The Edge, a 41-tower condominium building, and The Element, a Mariott hotel, are scheduled to be open later this year. The two buildings will share some amenities, including the pool and terrace. The bottom floor will house a restaurant. Some of the condos are already being leased. The Element will be next to the Hilton Garden Inn, but the two hotels are designed to serve different clients.

Another building coming to the UI campus is the Finkbine Golf Course Clubhouse. Jeff Moore, director of golf at Finkbine, said the clubhouse should be open beginning in April, the start of golf season. The two-level clubhouse will house a golf shop, dining room, hospitality space, locker rooms, conference room, restaurant and bar.

The Market House development will have 14 condos on the top four floors and a restaurant on the ground level. This project has been in the works for nearly three years and should be completed in the spring. The residential spaces should be on the market in the next 30 days.

The Xtream Arena in Coralville will be the new home of the Hawkeyes and is scheduled to be completed by August.

A 140-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel is being built across from Kinnick Stadium. This will be the first hotel in University Heights and is scheduled to open Sept. 1, just in time for the first football games.

The city received a permit to alter the interior of the former Procter and Gamble distribution center. No official plans have been announced.

After being closed for a decade due to a devastating flood, the new Stanley Museum of Art building is designed to be able to withstand flooding. The $50 million project is 19 percent through construction and is scheduled to be completed in November 2021.

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