The downtown area could soon see a new grocery store and row-style housing development.
City leaders got an up-close look at the proposal Monday evening.
If it happens, the development area would be located near 21st and 'N' Streets.
The row-style houses would range from 1800 to 2900 square feet.
As for the grocery store, it's something the downtown area could most certainly use.
"The grocery is dramatically needed by downtown," said Fred Hoppe. "If you want to have strong downtown living you've gotta have a place where people can get their groceries. You can't have people driving out to the suburbs or it kills the concept."
Hoppe said one potential grocer is Hy-Vee, but the parcel of land might not be big enough.
The nearly $28 million project would be funded through tax increment financing (TIF) and private funding.