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Davenport Aldermen Consider 1,000 New Jobs

Seefried Industrial Properties
from the Seefried Industrial Properties website

A project that could bring up to 1,000 new jobs to the Quad Cities will be discussed Wednesday night by the Davenport city council. The proposed development agreement is with Seefried Industrial Properties, an Atlanta-based builder of large warehouses around the country for other clients, including Amazon.

But the future user of this project has not been revealed.

The 2.9 million square foot distribution center would be built on 158 acres of land, near the Davenport Airport - west of Division Street and north of Research Parkway. The city would be responsible for spending nearly 4 million dollars - to upgrade streets around the project site for the expected increase in traffic. It's applied to the state to help pay for this work.

The agreement with Seefried is only a discussion item Wednesday night for the Davenport city council, with a formal vote possible next week.

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.