CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A business that operates several motels is proposing a 1,000-person events center and 140-room hotel in Cedar Falls that its backers say will bring more events to the community.


Open Door Hospitality of Cedar Falls, which has several motel properties in Waterloo-Cedar Falls, is proposing the project.

Mary Carlson, regional director of operations for Open Door Hospitality, says the Cedar Valley has a need for a new events center. Company officials say they're talking with a couple major chains about being affiliated with the site.

Company officials didn't offer cost estimates but said its other, smaller projects in the area typically exceeded $10 million each.

Company officials anticipate the venue could open to the public in late 2018, pending city approvals.


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