There was an article in the Iowa City Press Citizen that was also well written last week that mentioned that the University of Iowa's new Children's Hospital price has increased to $290 million from $270 million that will add two floors to the new tower (11 stories above ground now; before would've been 9) and to add a "main street" project in the hospital complex that would include easier access and more landscaping projects. Also I thought I should point out that aside from these new projects coming online downtown, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt has committed to opening a new store on Dubuque St. (http://orangeleafyogurt.com/locations#IA
) and Molly's Cupcakes will be opening in the former Liberty Bank branch downtown on College Street (http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Mollys-C ... 47405.html
The PC article mentioned that a new engineering firm is coming to the former Vito's space on the second floor and it will be Modus Engineering and I have heard many rumors that Urban Outfitters will be occupying the first floor, although no official announcement has come.
Finally, the new 5 story apartment complex on S. Gilbert St. is nearing completion (sorry no pictures yet!), but the quality of construction looks amazing and there appears to be 4 or 5 commercial spaces available on the first floor.