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Demolition Begins for Downtown RI Parking Garage

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City of Rock Island
a drawing of the new surface parking lot in downtown Rock Island

Demolition of the parking garage in downtown Rock Island is scheduled to start Monday. Located at 16th Street and 3rd Avenue, the city closed it Sunday afternoon.

Once it's torn down, the lot will be used for a surface parking lot.

The new parking lot will have 230 parking stalls available and will include decorative streetlights, landscaping, trash receptacles, and benches. The parking lot will also include EV charging stations for electric vehicles.

Completion is expected in mid-June.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.
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