Tuesday, May 22, 2007

New Oneida neighborhood?

Here's a map I put together of some of the stuff going on around Oneida Landing in Davenport.
If all 3 of the proposed projects become a reality, they should fit well with the existing KSTT renovation, Boat House Restaurant, and Lake Davenport Sailing Club. This mini-neighborhood could do a lot to connect downtown with the Village of East Davenport.

17 Comments:

At 5/22/2007 8:31 AM, Anonymous Shelley said...

I think that it is a great reuse of existing structures. I'm wondering how the new height will effect the sight lines for the properties behind. Also, to make a left hand turn from River Drive to Oneida is tough in traffic. I would think that they may need to add a turning lane there-it can get backed up now for Boat House and Sailing Club traffic.

 
At 5/22/2007 10:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the low income housing? It isn't fair that the rest of SLO gets all the fun - and crime.

 
At 5/22/2007 1:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If i hear ONE more person complain about the height of the structures that will block some view Im gonna hurty somebody! SHUT UP about the height. And second, we have enough low income housing in the QC thank you.

 
At 5/22/2007 2:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You want low income housing? Come on down to New Orleans. They opened over 300 units and 200 are going begging for someone to move in.

 
At 5/22/2007 3:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like JLCS has an opportunity in New Orleans. Too bad they don't move there and address thier 'mission'.

 
At 5/22/2007 6:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All structures between River Drive and the river should be required to be only one story high, period. This is a no brainer you idiots!

 
At 5/22/2007 6:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:38 - Why shoudn't people be concerned about how a project looks? We need to be respectful of those who were there first.

 
At 5/23/2007 11:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Davenport should take a que from Chicago. Nothing built between Lakeshore Drive (River Drive) and the Lake (the River). Chicago understands that visitors want open water vistas. All construction should be steered to the opposite side of River Drive leaving the view open for vehicular traffic and the buildings on the opposite side of the road. The same holds true for Moline's proposed development under the Arsenal viaduct. Why obstruct the view from Bass Street Landing, the Caxton Building and Stoney Creek? I thought the popular sentiment was that the Riverfront should be open space and low denisty development - parks, marinas...

 
At 5/23/2007 2:56 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

What about Navy Pier and Lake Point Tower? Crass commercialism/tourist trap and a condo building, both east of Lake Shore Drive.

I think a riverfront should have a mix of things. We have green space, we have industrial areas, and we could have some residential. Its not like any of the buildings in the map is being built on current greenspace. Only one of them is even new construction.

 
At 5/23/2007 9:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shelley, You must mean turning from River Drive onto Bridge Ave., as Oneida is a oneway and you can't turn onto it from River. I know, I live on Oneida. :-) And I HATE the idea of condos going in at the end of my street. Drive out the slumlord next to St. Katherine's and build something in that lot instead of builiding something new and blocking the view to the river!

 
At 5/24/2007 9:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Navy Pier is built into the Lake, not between Lakeshore and the Lake. It's been there for more than one hundred years It's also completely open to the public. Commercialism - only if you choose it to be. You can visit Navy Pier, enjoy the view, and not spend a dime.

 
At 5/24/2007 9:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The river is more than 1,000 miles long. In the Quad-Cities alone, there are dozens of miles of riverfront.

I fail to understand how a handful of buildings - a few hundred feet wide - are "obstructing" the view.

And who, exactly, has an open view of the water across from Oneida Landing? The non-existent workers on the soon-to-be-defunct Wonder plant? The folks in the big houses on the hill don't have some birthright to all the land from their front doors down to the river. If they want to see the river, they can move onto the riverfront.

 
At 5/24/2007 3:08 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

If the land-swap goes through on Oneida Landing, the public will be able to get to the riverfront in front of it.

Currently the building on that site is fenced in all the way to the river.

 
At 5/24/2007 8:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't care if I can't see the friggin' river. I just don't want to look at some god awful towering building everytime I drive to the end of Oneida. Yuk.

 
At 5/26/2007 2:39 PM, Blogger Snarky Chick said...

"The folks in the big houses on the hill don't have some birthright to all the land from their front doors down to the river. "

No, they don't have a birthright but it still isn't right to take away something from them they have had for, over a hundred years? Also, when driving down River Drive I don't want to see a big hulking building hogging up the riverfront breaking up an otherwise nice view.

Do you think this would fly if there were a parcel of land available in front of McClellan heights? I'm so sick of money or lack of it being the driving factor of what is allowed where.

 
At 5/26/2007 7:25 PM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

From what I've been told, it won't actually block that many views, at least that aren't already blocked by the Wonder Bread building.

 
At 5/29/2007 12:01 PM, Blogger Snarky Chick said...

I thought it was going to be 10 stories. Isn't the Wonder Bread factory only 2 or 3?

 

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