Waterville Elementary Re-Use Surveys Now Available

Business owners, entrepreneurs, and community residents in Northeast Iowa are invited to complete surveys regarding re-use of the Waterville Elementary School. 

Waterville Elementary School was closed in 2018 and the buildings were purchased by the City of Waterville. The City was awarded a Rural Business Development Grant to study how the school’s historic three-story brick building and surrounding grounds could be repurposed to foster business development and expansion in Waterville. 

“Business and community input will be essential in understanding the potential for this school,” says Josh Dansdill, Business Development Projects Director with Northeast Iowa RC&D, who is providing technical assistance and support to the City of Waterville. 

Businesses and entrepreneurs are invited to provide input on the types of businesses they would consider locating in Waterville Elementary, as well as leasing parameters and any resources they would require. Waterville community members are invited to share the types of businesses, services, or community activities they would be likely to utilize if housed at Waterville Elementary. 

Business Owners & Entrepreneurs: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B33YRCT

Waterville and Nearby Community Members: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BFP2NLX

Survey responses will be collected until Sunday, July 10.

For more information, contact Dansdill at (563) 864-7112 or josh@northeastiowarcd.org.

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