Author Archives: FrewDev Admin

New Cedar Rapids VA clinic to open next summer

CEDAR RAPIDS — The shift in Westdale Town Center’s economic vision has offered the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Health Care System an opportunity to expand its footprint in Cedar Rapids. Late last year, the veterans health organization announced its Cedar Rapids-based outpatient clinic will move from 2230 Wiley Blvd. SW to leased space on the top floor of […]

Cedar Rapids Council approves refinancing for Westdale

CEDAR RAPIDS — Westdale is getting a “reset.” That’s how John Frew, of Frew Development Group, views a City Council decision on Tuesday allowing Frew to refinance two loans, which Frew said will free up cash so he can continue rebuilding what is now called Westdale Town Center. “This hits the reset button for everybody,” […]

Refinancing Westdale loans would allow construction to begin, developer says

CEDAR RAPIDS — The developer behind the renovation of Westdale Town Center — formerly just Westdale — says refinancing two loans should allow construction to ramp up after being stalled for the past year. Frew Development Group has been paying essentially out of pocket about $2 million per year on loans, company president John Frew […]

Kinseth Announces Ribbon Cutting At Tru By Hilton, In Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kinseth Hospitality Company (KHC) is pleased to announce the official Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration took place at the Tru by Hilton in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The grand opening ceremony for the Tru by Hilton, located at 3900 Westdale Parkway SW, took place on Thursday March 15, 2018 with nearly 275 guests in attendance. […]

Westdale – Four Years Ahead of Schedule, Development Exceeds Expectations

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – In its annual filing to the City of Cedar Rapids regarding its redevelopment of the former Westdale Mall, Frew Development Group, LLC has reported that it has exceeded requirements established in the Development Agreement it signed with the City in 2013. The 2013 Development Agreement established milestones for employment and incremental […]