Davenport Prepares for Future Riverfront Projects

Oct 5, 2017

driveway to the former casino site on the Davenport riverfront.
Credit WVIK News

Davenport is preparing to take the next step in cleaning up its riverfront, and make it ready for future projects. Wednesday night, the city council held a public hearing on a plan to spend up to 236,000 dollars to demolish what's left of the Rhythm City casino site.

Zach Peterson, from the Public Works Department, says now that the barge is gone, and the porte-cochere torn down, some driveways and concrete need to be removed.

"We want to eliminate any kind of complications that may be experienced later on so we're in good shape moving forward. We've got nine miles of publicly-held park land we want to make it spectacular."

Following the cleanup of the casino site, it'll be converted to green space and an extension of LeClaire Park, in anticipation of future park improvements.