Friday, April 19, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa SATURDAY HOURS. CEDAR RAPIDS: KILLIAN S DOWNTOWN 9:30 AM TO 5:00 PM . . LINDALE 10:00 AM TO 5:30 PM MALL SHOPPING CENTER, IOWA CITY: 9:30 AM TO 5:30 PM Czarnecki: HUD Shutout Disastrous By Ford Clark IOWA CITY - “If HUD closes us out, Iowa City could become a disaster area.” That was the comment of Iowa City’s mayor, Edgar Czarnecki, following a morning conference between HUD officials and Iowa City representatives. At issue is the recent defeat of a general obligation bond issue of $6 million by Iowa City voters, which has left the city’s urban renewal plans in disarray. Thursday morning, officials of the department. of housing and urban development (HUD) again told the city the downtown urban renewal project is now financially not feasible. Some Good News HUD representatives d i d have one bit of good news for the city. Czarnecki said, “They told us an additional amount of money will be available for relocation funds. We also will be able to acquire five of 22 properties we presently are negotiating for. “HUD officials said this will be allowable because negotiations are in a stage where the city could be held legally liable.” According to Czarnecki, HUD officials were “very firm in telling us we are still responsible for supplying parking facilities in the downtown area. Fewer Spaces “Presently, urban renewal planning calls for us to spend $2.5 million to supply 1,800 park-; ing spaces. I asked if we spent the appropriate amount of money, but did not come up with quite that number of park- 1 ing spaces, whether this would fulfill our requirements. “TTiey implied it would not.” Czarnecki stressed, “HUD made no recommendations, but expressed considerable interest in next Tuesday’s city council meeting when we plan to take up the matter of renegotiating the city’s contract with Old Capitol Associates.” City Approval It was Old Capitol which won city approval for an over-all single-developer concept for the downtown area. This plan was aborted, although the contract is still in effect, when the Iowa City voters gave only 54 percent approval, although 60 percent was needed for the city’s parking obligation. Czarnecki shot down a mentioned possibility of using revenue bonds to finance downtown parking ramps. “Let’s be honest, no one would buy them. Our situation is too confused for that,” he said. Czarnecki confirmed the city council had gone into an “uns-c h e d u I e d executive session Thursday morning concerning urban renewal-related matters.” Downtown Future When questioned about the future of the downtown area, if HUD continues to withhold funding, Czarnecki said, “We would attempt legislative remedies and, as a last resort, take out a loan with HUD and repay the loan by selling off urban re-newal land piecemeal. “We would not be allowed to purchase any additional land or properties.” . The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Fri., April 19, 1971 Killian’s Lindale Plaza, Cedar Rapids and Mall Shopping Center, Iowa City OPEN SUNDAY 12=00 TO 5:00 PM All Stock Reduced! ALL SALES FINAL 6 Hours Only! Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Carpet Warehouse located on I st Street and 5th Avenue S.E.) Broadloom Best Buys at Budget-Boosting Prices! Everyone knows it’s one thing to have a clearance sale on a few odds and ends. Bub ifs quite a different story to have a sole on everything we carryl Which is what's happening at Killian’s Carpet Warehouse tomorrow! And, when we say everything, we really mean it! Sale lasts for 6 hours only so shop early!!! • 200 roomsize and oversize remnants from 48.00 to 108.00 Trailer Fire Fatal To Des Moines Man DES MOINES (AP) - Lee Baber of Des Moines died Thursday night when the trailer he was living in caught fire. Authorities said Baber had lived alone at the Marsam Trailer court in Des Moines for about two weeks. His age was estimated between 55 and 59. Short cuts to a great summer in the sun with these easy care Sleeveless Blouses and Shorts 100% Nylon Hi-Lo Random Texture 100% Nylon Twist-Solid Colors 100% Polyester Embossed IO YEARS AGO — Premier Khrushchev and the Polish guests at his 70th birthday party declared in a statement that Bed China’s actions within the world communist movement were extremely harmful and dangerous. EACH REGULARLY 4.99 EACH Shorts are 100% doubleknit nylon and tops to pair up of polyester/cotton, mix up or match up! Comfortable pull-on shorts have an elastic set-on waistband and stitched crease. Sleeveless or cardigan tops with collars. Shorts in solid colors. Tops are plain and printed. IO to 18 and 32 to 38. Cedar Rapids: Aisle Bar, Downtown Strait floor Downstairs Budget Store and Lindale Plaza I 00% Nylon Shags-Solids and 2 Tones