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Nearly six months after the Mississippi River flooded dozens of Davenport companies, most of them are back in business. The Downtown Davenport Partnership says 75 to 80 companies across the Quad Cities were impacted by the flood, with about 35 of them located in downtown Davenport. 

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There won't be any more "road closed" signs on River Drive for the forseeable future. 

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A benefit concert for flood victims in Davenport will be held next month. Flood Fest is set for Friday June 7th at the River Center, with all proceeds going to flood recovery efforts in downtown Davenport.


The Quad Cities are divided by the Mississippi River along the Illinois-Iowa border. They all took a big hit during the 1980’s farm crisis, and were left with abandoned warehouses and other buildings.

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Davenport, the downtown partnership, and the Figge Art Museum are inviting people to help plan the next step for the Mississippi riverfront.

Recently, the three presented a new River Vision design (see video below), created by a Des Moines consultant. The price tag is $53 million. 

Michelle O'Neill reports officials from the city, museum, and business group are excited about the plan and eager for the community to come to a consensus.


More than 60 years after they became one-way through downtown Davenport, city officials are considering restoring 3rd and 4th streets to two-way traffic. 

Herb Trix reports.

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Millions of dollars worth of new projects were completed in downtown Davenport this year, and millions more are under construction. That was the message Thursday during the annual meeting of the Downtown Davenport Partnership. 

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Work will begin soon to convert more old buildings in downtown Davenport into more loft apartments. Wednesday developers John Ruhl and John Carroll broke ground for the Pershing Hill Lofts, at Pershing Avenue and East 5th Street.

Financial District Properties

The numbers are "eye popping." That's how the Kyle Carter, executive director of the Downtown Davenport Partnership, sums up the past year.

Financial District Properties

Two years, and 16 million dollars later, a nearly 100 year old building in the middle of downtown Davenport is ready to start a new life. This afternoon, city officials and Financial District Properties held a ribbon cutting at the Union Arcade.