‘Don’t do this’: Rompot residents protest Cargill’s plan for a new Cedar Rapids rail yard at City Planning Commission meeting

A closely divided Cedar Rapids City Planning Commission (CPC) voted on Thursday to recommend approval of Cargill’s plan to build a 200-car rail yard along Stewart Road next to the Rompot neighborhood and near Prairie Park Fishery. The vote came at the end of a nearly four-hour meeting, during which many Rompot residents spoke out against the plan. […]

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Cedar Rapids City Council kills a proposed Cargill rail yard through inaction, but the company isn’t giving up on the project

Mayor Brad Hart said the proposal to allow Cargill to build an 18-track railyard would be the “most controversial decision” the Cedar Rapids City Council has faced in the last year and a half, but that decision never happened. The council never voted on the proposal that would have declared the rail yard an “essential service,” when it was […]

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