Housing project proposed for site where fire destroyed UnityPoint office
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - A building in the 3800 block of River Ridge Drive that previously housed a UnityPoint office could become housing.
A developer wants to build a four-story residential building there. It would have 104 units on the second, third, and fourth floors. The first floor would have enclosed parking.
The project would cost $18.5 million.
The fire destroyed the UnityPoint office there in April 2021. Authorities say it started in the ceiling on the second floor where electrical wiring, fiber optics, and H-VAC components are located.
Two employees were inside at the time, but made it out safely. No one was reported injured in the fire.
Investigators determined the fire was unintentional.
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