The College District is a non-profit alliance committed to revitalizing the District by improving the quality of life in our community. We are dedicated to increasing the vitality and attractiveness of our District and building partnerships with surrounding neighborhoods to raise awareness of and to create a more desirable area that is inviting to business and pleasure.

College District Quick Facts
  • Non-profit organization, established February 2007

  • Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • Monthly meetings are held to discuss and resolve issues

  • Regularly meets with Cedar Rapids Police to discuss safety and concerns

  • Contributions are used for District-wide programming and promotion of District businesses and partners

Become a Member


The College District has many new goals for the year. We want you to be a part of them. Continue to propel the District forward by becoming a contributing member today! The District is here to serve you and your businesses, so please let us know what we can do to help promote your organization. If you're interested in becoming a member, please email Or fill out our membership application here: 2019 Membership App

  • College District Area Action Plan with City of Cedar Rapids

  • Facilitate development projects within the district

  • Neighborhood Clean-Up (Fall and Spring)

  • Coe and Mount Mercy Presidential Reception

  • Promote safety and security efforts

  • Additional trees in the area (50+)

  • Increase membership (100 members)


  • Business 380 Excellence Award (2017)

  • Established as a 501c3 non-profit organization

  • Initiated a Student Discount Card for Coe and Mount Mercy students for restaurants and retail businesses

  • Began redevelopment and revitalization with signs, more efficient clean-up and beautification

  • Initiated the opening of the Cedar Rapids Police Substation

  • Installment of district-wide bicycle racks

  • Installed trash receptacles along First Avenue

  • 50% reduction in crime over the past 6 years

  • Updates coming soon - stay tuned!

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