CGA performed land acquisition services on 11 parcels along Ioway Creek in the Duff Avenue business corridor on behalf of the City of Ames.  Our staff gathered land appraisals and reviews and successfully negotiated temporary and permanent easements, as well as fee acquisitions with landowners in accordance with the requirements of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act (URA), and FEMA HMGP Section 44 CFR Part 80.  CGA’s work allowed the City of Ames to receive grant money to widen the creek bed and reduce the flood threat to surrounding businesses.