Demolition Of UI Apartment Buildings Turning Heads

By Mark Carlson, Reporter

Contractors begin demolishing the Hawkeye Court apartments in Iowa City Friday. (Mark Carlson/KCRG-TV9)

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By Richard Pratt

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Work to tear down several apartment buildings on the University of Iowa campus is turning some heads.

Crews began knocking down some of the Hawkeye Court apartment buildings this week, and some residents are concerned about the future of affordable housing on campus as a result.

Several of the buildings are remaining open for students to live. Those students will eventually need to seek new residences so the process to rebuild the apartments can be completed.

Plans to rebuild the apartments have been in the works for several years. Some of the residences were damaged in the 2008 floods and have since been unoccupied.

Tonight on the KCRG-TV 9 News hear from some of the concerned residents.

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