Davenport officials to seek new riverfront proposals
DAVENPORT (AP) — Officials want a barge to be removed from Davenport's riverfront in line with the city council's decision to focus on land-based redevelopment in the area.
The Quad-City Times reports the city council reviewed Restoration St. Louis' proposal for the former Rhythm City Casino barge, but several aldermen said the proposal lacked the wow factor the city was seeking. The proposal centered on a floating brewery and event space on the barge, as well as development of green space to the base of the skybridge.
Finance director Brandon Wright says the next step is to notify the Rhythm City Casino to remove the barge and a covered entrance on the riverfront by March 1.
City administrator Corri Spiegel says requests for land-based development proposals will be a part of a council work session during 2017's first quarter.