Everything old will be new again in IC Ped Mall project

A construction site tucked somewhat awkwardly between the former Mill, the Graduate Hotel and the Iowa City Pedestrian Mall is already aflutter with noise and activity as crews work on demolition and site preparation to make way for a new $54.4 million redevelopment combining much-needed new downtown housing with a revamp of some old Ped Mall friends.

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