Doesn't Bettendorf have any fiesty council watchdogs?
Here's another article about them discussing spending money to develop an empty industrial/commercial park. It worked so well for Davenport, I guess they have to try. Yet there hasn't been a wave of outraged citizens like there would be here in Davenport. Bettendorf people don't mind their city dabbling in land development I guess.
I personally like the idea of nice office buildings out along I-80, so people driving past think the Quad Cities actually are different than Tipton. I just don't get why businesses will sprout up at Middle and I-80 when they haven't at other area developments.