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IC City Council Considers Dubuque Street Options
IOWA CITY, IA (CBS2/FOX28) -- On Tuesday, the Iowa City city council will hash out the issue of raising Dubuque Street out of the flood plain.
Tuesday is the first of two work sessions scheduled about the issue, where the council will take public comment.
The council has three height options to choose from; the highest would raise Dubuque by 15 feet. But some neighbors say that would be too damaging to the environment and the historical property in the area.
Tony Colby lives on the bluffs above Dubuque Street and is hopeful the city council will consider a compromise that would be lower than 15 feet.
"Then we can go from there and we can consult with one another, we can have a very healthy discussion, and I think the city council is really going to come through with this," Colby said.
Council members Jim Throgmorton and Terry Dickens said they will consider all the options, but want to hear from all sides before making a decision.