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Video: Mayor Gluba Hosts Roundtable on Housing Immigrants in Quad Cities
Written By: Administrator
Section: News/Features

Category: Local News

2014-07-31 14:41:03
On Monday July 14, 2014 Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba hosted a roundtable discussion at the Davenport Public Library. The purpose of the meeting was to address the influx of migrant children coming in from Central America into the United States and how a Quad Cities based "Caring Cities" campaign could assist.

The meeting was approximately 50 minutes long. This video has been edited down to 17 minutes.
In attendance and identified on the video are:
Mayor Bill Gluba, City of Davenport
Glenn Leach, Davenport Catholic Diocese
Mike Reyes, League of United Latin American Citizens
Cheryl Goodwin, President Family Resources
Mr. Ortiz, Outreach and Community Enrollment Coordinator for Community Healthcare
Rick Schloemer, Scott County Housing Council
Stephanie Lynch, Doctoral Candidate University of Iowa
Amy Rowell, Director of Moline World Relief
Byron Brown, Retired ARMY, CEO at TGR Solutions

[Note: Not every individual seated at the table is identified by name in the video. We are happy to update this story with any missing participants.]



Meat on the Bone: Understanding the Housing-Development Boom in Downtown Davenport
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: News/Features

Category: Local News

2013-08-22 13:50:14

Developer Tim Baldwin in the Democrat building. The skylight, he said, will be integrated into the design of one apartment.

It would be natural to look at the volume of housing being developed in downtown Davenport and infer some coordinated process or a major new incentive program. Roughly 300 market-rate apartments are either recently finished or in the development process.

There’s undoubtedly a trend here. The Downtown Davenport Partnership – part of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce – noted in its strategic plan from earlier this year that “nearly 100,000 square feet of office space is currently planned for conversion to residential units.”

That includes 11 different projects from seven different developers.

And while the Downtown Davenport Partnership has been a key player, its director – Kyle Carter – said his organization’s role has been to “help guide that process. Not own it, guide it. ...

“We always give advice when these developers are shopping,” he said. “But the vast majority of those plans are developer-driven. If anything, I’m the tour guide. I’m the guy that is showing the buffet of options down here. So I will certainly push for projects that I think are more catalytic, or locations that will have bigger benefits for the whole down here.”

In other words, local government, a downtown organization, or a plan with the scale or taxpayer cost of River Renaissance isn’t behind this housing boom. It’s largely happening on its own.


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New Way: Davenport’s Smart Transportation Plan and Its Roadblocks
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: News/Features

Category: Local News

2010-08-05 11:18:07

In an interview promoting his 2007 lecture at the Figge Art Museum, urban planner Jeff Speck promised that his ideas would be "controversial." He explained to me that "most cities, for better or for worse, are being designed by their public-works departments, who state as the highest objective the free flow of automobiles."

Three years later, the City of Davenport is on the cusp of approving a 10-year comprehensive transportation plan called "Davenport in Motion" that draws from the philosophy Speck promotes. The shock is that it's barely controversial at all.


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Park or Parking?: As the Lindsay Park Planning Process Gets Underway, Battle Lines Are Already Drawn
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: News/Features

Category: Local News

2009-05-13 12:00:00

Lindsay Park. (Click for a larger version.)

The meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, has been described as the beginning of a master-planning process for Lindsay Park, with the potential impact to spill over into the Village of East Davenport. Darrin Nordahl, of the City of Davenport's Design Center, described the process as "very long and involved" and said he envisioned meetings to the end of the year.

But for many opponents of shifting the use of some park land - largely for parking for Village businesses - the process already appears well underway.


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Curveballs: "Sugar"
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Movies

Category: Reviews

2009-04-27 12:48:00

Algenis Perez Soto in SugarSUGAR

Let's face it: For area audiences, it's easy to be psyched about Anna Boden's and Ryan Fleck's baseball drama Sugar, large portions of which were filmed locally in the summer of 2007.


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