Downtown Moline

Iowa Department of Transportation

Construction of the new I-74 bridge has resulted in another detour in downtown Moline. Wednesday the on-ramp for eastbound traffic closed, at 19th Street and 7th Avenue. 

The City of Moline wants to hear what residents have to say about paying for a redevelopment project downtown. Tuesday night, the city council will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax increment financing district. It would be located between 12th and 21st streets.

Ray Forsythe, Moline's planning and development director, says the TIF district would include 82 parcels of land, all located downtown. 

Most of the properties are too expensive to develop privately. And, they have environmental problems such as asbestos and lead paint.

staff / WVIK News

A new, Quad Cities company will try to bring new business to a busy corner in Moline. Tomorrow, the city council will be asked to formalize an agreement with "Revive Community Development" for a project where the John Deere Collectors Center used to be. Last week, aldermen gave preliminary approval to giving Revive a one-year option to buy the property.