12 East Court

12 East Court marries a densely programmed mixed-use development to a sloping site in Iowa City’s South Downtown district. A series of podium towers flank the street, framing a view to Iowa’s historic old capitol to the north.  

Communal and commercial spaces at the base support 15 stories of apartments above, totaling 940 student-orient residential units in all. Parking is underground. Retail, office, and restaurant spaces intermingle with tenant amenities such as study and lounge spaces, a half-basketball court, an indoor track, and an outdoor pool.

The project promises to reopen the Capitol Street corridor, restoring neighborhood connectivity and crafting a streetscape that provides green space and areas for gathering and collaboration.


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Iowa City, Iowa