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Through the efforts of Renew Moline, the City of Moline, the Quad Cities Rail Coalition led by the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, and MetroLINK, in 2018, the Quad Cities will have passenger rail service for the first time in more than 30 years with downtown Moline identified as the location of the rail station, formally named The Q. Work has begun on the Element Hotel that will be a part of The Q.
Read more: The Q & Surrounding Development
Russell Construction and the Amin Group are teaming up on this 31-unit residential development. The market rate, renovation will include the 2nd through 9th floors and will house 4 units on each floor. Long time tenant, Chase Bank, will remain on the first floor. The development will preserve many of the unique historic elements of the building and provide incredible views of downtown Moline.
Read more: Chase Building
The $850 million Interstate 74 Bridge Corridor project includes a new eight-lane span over the Mississippi River that connects the Illinois and Iowa sides of the Quad Cities and the supporting bridge approaches, ramps and highway connections. The City of Moline and Renew Moline are currently meeting with developers and weighing the best options for the land where the former bridge once stood. Some potential ideas are mixed-use retial and also a green space component with recreation.
Read more: Bridge Redevelopment Zone
As development of the riverfront campus for Western Illinois University–Quad Cities began to take shape, Renew Moline and the City of Moline pledged to support this vision by developing the 15.5 adjacent acres to the west which would provide amenities needed by the campus such as housing, food venues and retail and commercial space. The city purchased this riverfront property; tore down the existing industrial warehouse space of nearly 1 million square feet; remediated the site; and made improvements. NOW LEASING!
Read more: Riverbend Commons & The Mills
Western Illinois University has had a presence in the Quad Cities for more than 100 years. In 2002, the Illinois Q-C Chamber of Commerce, with support from the education and business sectors, initiated a community-wide needs assessment of higher education. The assessment concluded that the Quad Cities needed to expand access to higher education to meet education demands of up to 5,000 students while stimulating economic development.
Read more: WIU-QC Riverfront Campus
WHBF (October 26, 2016)
Passenger rail service from Chicago
The Dispatch (September 14, 2016)
Moline alderman forward millions
KWQC-TV 6 (August 31, 2016)
The Q project gets new logo
The Dispatch (August 31, 2016)
Peek at what will be The Q
Quad-City Times (August 31, 2016)
'Heavy lifting' begins on The Q
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