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New library site

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - After much debate, the Cedar Rapids City Council made a big decision.

Picking the area known as "The True North Site, as the future location for the public library.

Located downtown, True North sits next to Green Square Park. Supporters of the site say having the library there will help efforts to rebuild the downtown.

"We're hoping people will invest millions in their own buildings to recover and build, and again, I think that sends a strong signal that we have confidence in our downtown and in our city," said Pat Shey, Cedar Rapids City Council.

The next step for the city is to meet with the site's property owners, to negotiate a purchase price for the land.


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