A grant will benefit a new space in Dyersville.
The Dyersville Economic Development Corporation and the Dyersville Young Professionals Downtown Market was presented last Thursday with a ten-thousand dollar Community Challenge check.
The grant from the Iowa Office of AARP will be used to add permanent amenities to Dyersville’s City Square area. The area, which sits downtown just east of the Basilica and Xavier School, had been home to a block of houses for decades – but those houses were eventually torn down after repeated flooding in recent years.
The green space is now being used for the Dyersville Downtown market and other activities. Dyersville Economic Development Director Jacque Rahe tells KMCH that the grant monies will be used to purchase picnic tables, benches, shade sails canopies and trash receptacles. She says the community will also embark on adding sidewalks and handicap accessible curbs. Eventually, the City of Dyersville will add an amphitheater and other amenities to enhance the City Square and provide space for additional events.
top photo courtesy of Dyersville Chamber; bottom image courtesy of Dyersville Economic Development Corporation