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Iowa City officials asked to support housing highrise

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An Iowa City architect is asking for city officials for support in seeking state tax credits to build a 14-story workforce housing highrise downtown.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that Kevin Monson, president of Neumann Monson Architects, has provided the city with new plans for the mixed-use building that would include 72 workforce housing units.

Monson said the residential units will cater to young professionals.

The development on South Linn Street would replace the lot left vacant when the Van Patten House burned down in 2011.

The Iowa City Council will consider on Monday Monson's request for a $72,000 investment and a letter of support to the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board for the state's Workforce Housing Tax Credits program.

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