Downtown Coon Rapids Group

Downtown Coon Rapids GroupFifteen volunteers recently formed the Downtown Coon Rapids Group because they believe that a thriving downtown is essential to a vibrant community. The DCRG’s mission is to create a thriving downtown by nurturing business growth and improvement through increased community involvement and inclusion while being mindful of the past and focusing on the future. To accomplish this, DCRG is spearheading a Main Street Iowa program application which is due in June. 

If Coon Rapids is selected as a MSI community, we will receive guidance and technical assistance from the Iowa Economic Development Authority to promote shopping downtown, recruit new businesses, strengthen existing businesses, host retail events, rehabilitate building facades and much more. For more information about the Main Street Program, click here.

For questions, contact any DCRG members (see list to the right) or contact Coon Rapids Community Coordinator  Katie Mason at 712-999-4769 (406 Main Street, Coon Rapids, IA 50058).

THE DISTRICT Main Street Coon Rapids Proposed District
Main Street Iowa focuses its efforts in a defined downtown district. The DCRG has tentatively created a Coon Rapids downtown district extending along Main Street from Seventh Avenue to Fourth Avenue north to Park Street and south to the railroad tracks with some residential homes excluded. Click here to download the tentative map.

Click here to review the proposed  MSCR budget.

Main Street Coon Rapids (MSCR) and City of Coon Rapids (City) will share the position of MSCR Executive Director/Coon Rapids Community Coordinator.  This employee will report directly to the MSCR Board of Directors but as a city employee will also report to the city council.  He/she will work 25 hours a week for the MSCR and 10 hours a week for the City. The salary and benefits for this position will be paid for by the City of Coon Rapids and will be similar to other development professional salaries in the area.  Click here to review the job description.

News Releases -- check out news releases pertaining to Main Street Application Progress

Downtown Coon Rapids Group formed, seeking pledges to demonstrate support and funding of Main Street Iowa Program

Town Hall Meeting May 20, 2019 PowerPoint Presentation. Meeting video.

Downtown Coon Rapids Group Members
Downtown Coon Rapids Group Members
Pictured from left: Duane Esdohr, Charlie Nixon, Dan Gudahl, Mary Kennedy, Julie Winnett, Joe Stitz, Quinn Wurzer, Allan Schroeder, Katie Mason, Bryan Spangler, Gayla McCool, Kristin Jackson, Savannah Sease and Steve Houp (missing Michele Acklin)

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