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The next item up for bid... Cedar Rapids

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

The City of Cedar Rapids hosted a City Building Construction Projects informational meeting on Thursday at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center.

City Council Member Chuck Swore and City presented information about 17 facility construction projects totaling approximately $196 million.

"They want to see how we plan on doing exactly what we're pointing towards and that is to become a better construction user. It will improve the quality of our product and it will save us money." said Swore. 

Most of the projects will be up for bid in 2011 and 2012.

Future bidders weren't required to attend the meeting, and can still contact the city with questions.

Here's a list of the 17 projects up for discussion:

Paramount Theatre Restoration Project Bid Package #1
1st Street Parkade Demolition
City Hall Renovation Project
Paramount Theatre Restoration Project Bid Package #2
Cedar Rapids Public Library Bid Package #1
Public Works Building/City Operations Center Bid Package #1
Cedar Rapids Public Library Bid Package #2
Central Fire Station Bid Package #1
Public Works Building/City Operations Center Bid Package #2
West Side Fire Station 3
Central Fire Station Bid Package #2
Bus Garage
Animal Care & Control Facility
Time Check Recreation Center
Ushers Ferry Historic Village Lodge
Veterans Memorial Building Reconstruction
May's Island Parkade Repair
Cedar Rapids Convention Complex

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