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Schedule

Project timeline

Design of the Greater Downtown East Moline Revitalization Project launched in June 2023. The City of East Moline is working with a design team to develop proposed improvements and engage stakeholders and the public throughout the process.

 

In 2023, the project team gathered information about the project area and developed preliminary designs for improvements such as streetscaping, sidewalks, roadway treatments, lighting, signage, and bike and pedestrian paths.

 

The City established an Advisory Committee to provide input on proposed improvements and designs throughout the duration of the project. This committee consists of community leaders from East Moline and the Quad Cities; representatives from various community organizations, agencies and transportation organizations; and residents and representatives from major businesses impacted by the project.

 

To assist in the development of a cohesive brand for the entire Greater Downtown area that enhances continuity, the project team brought small Focus Groups together in Summer 2023 to gain feedback on the overall character, experience, and brand identity desired for The Bend, The Rust Belt area, and Main St/15th Ave.

 

Advisory Committee meetings and Public Meetings will be held to seek feedback and assist in refining proposed improvements and designs. The project team aims to develop final designs for improvements by the end of 2024 and begin construction in 2025.

Below are descriptions of what will be presented at each meeting:

EARLY 2024

The Bend Streetscaping

 

An Advisory Committee meeting and a Public Meeting will be held in early 2024 to present and seek feedback on proposed improvements to existing infrastructure at The Bend, including streetscaping along existing roadways. This will also be an opportunity to view and provide feedback on overall branding concepts for the project area.

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SPRING 2024

Main St/15th Ave

An Advisory Committee meeting and a Public Meeting will be held in Spring 2024 to present and seek feedback on proposed improvements to Main St/15th Avenue.

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SUMMER 2024

The Rust Belt

 

An Advisory Committee meeting and a Public Meeting will be held in Summer 2024 to present and seek feedback on proposed improvements to the Rust Belt area, which will include improvements to 12th Avenue between 1st and 7th Streets and pedestrian improvements on 7th Street between 12th and 15th Avenues.

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FALL 2024

Bend Boulevard Extension

 

An Advisory Committee meeting and a Public Meeting will be held in Fall 2024 to present and seek feedback on an extension of Bend Boulevard to the east from Mississippi Parkway to 7th Street.

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