© 2024 WVIK
Listen at 90.3 FM and 98.3 FM in the Quad Cities, 95.9 FM in Dubuque, or on the WVIK app!
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Moline Holds Second Public Meeting To Help Develop I-74 Corridor


Quad Cities residents have the chance to help re-design the I-74 corridor in downtown Moline.

The removal of the old I-74 bridge will leave vacant around 13 acres between 7th Street and the river, and the city will hold a public meeting Wednesday at noon to hear ideas from the public on what to do with the space.

Liz Nolte from Renew Moline says the city has been working with the Urban Land Institute to turn the downtown space into a center of business and community activity.

"And so we have pre-identified ideas, but we really want to get input from the community of, you know, what do they want to see? What do they think of these opportunities, and what could be a reality?"

The city is considering a variety of ideas, including performance spaces, housing, restaurants, parks, and more.

In addition to the meeting tomorrow, Quad Cities residents can fill out an online survey to provide input on the project.

"You know, these public input meetings and the public survey are not just for those living in Moline. We'd love for the entire community to weight in. So whether you live in Davenport but come to Moline, or maybe you work here but you live in Bettendorf, we want to hear from everybody."

The public interest meeting will be Wednesday, October 6 at 12 PM via Zoom, and the online survey closes on Friday, October 8.

A presentation from the Urban Land Institute from April 2021 is also available for viewing.

Aaryan Balu first set foot in audio journalism at WTJU Charlottesville and WRIR Richmond, and now works as WVIK Quad Cities NPR's Fellowship Host.