Thursday, April 26, 2007

Good news for Moline Open Thread

Moline's Bass Street Landing eyed for high-rise -QCTimes

Jealous, why would I be jealous? Although I must say, if the Moline site falls through, I could think of a few places in downtown Davenport where this would look good.

In all seriousness though, this would be a great project for the Quad Cities as a whole.


Anonymous said...

I would love to see this in Davenport too. But, I am glad to see Moline's downtown doing so well. I wish the QC didn't look so much like a patch work of bits of modern, surrounded by dump in every downtown. It's too bad we couldn't focus on one downtown at a time. So, it could be done right. That being said, I hope this project happens.

Anonymous said...

Is there a market for that much Class One office space? Is the building in downtown Davenport that houses Lee Enterprises and McGladery full? I heard it wasn't and that there was a second building planned but not built.

QuadCityImages said...

I thought that too, at first. Here's the quote from the QCTimes article that changed my mind:
Greg Lundgren, the president of Ryan Companies Quad-Cities, agreed, adding that when Blackwell purchased the Mississippi Plaza two years ago it had only two tenants — Lee Enterprises and RSM McGladrey. “Now Rodney has taken it to 96 percent full,” said Lundgren, whose company also built the Mississippi Plaza.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see this done as well. I wish all of the downtowns were closer and better connected too. The Quad Cities is too spread out and would really benefit by some "coming together" instead of building outwards. But, focusing on our downtowns is the best thing we can do for this. i have heard a lot of negative feedback from the elders in this community though.