How about River Boulevard? -QCTimes
Here's a press release from the city about Thursday night's open house:
Iowa’s Front Porch Parkway – Public Open HouseAnd here are some maps and artists concepts of what this could look like.
Thursday, April 23rd 2009
102 E 2nd Street (parking in ramp above)
The City of Davenport will be showcasing preliminary design concepts—and seeking public input—on the latest installment of RiverVision. River Drive downtown—Iowa’s Front Porch Parkway—has great potential to create a strong link between the downtown and our vibrant riverfront, and has been identified in RiverVision as a key component of our downtown waterfront revitalization. Landscape enhancements are being considered to enrich the visitor experience, create safer pedestrian crossings, and provide an opportunity for public art, strengthening the identity of our river front and downtown as the cultural nexus of the Quad Cities.
The public is invited to view the preliminary concept plans for greening River Drive, and is encouraged to provide feedback. The input received at this exhibition will be valuable in helping to determine the final design for downtown River Drive.
The exhibition is informal. As such, there will not be a formal presentation or start time. The public is invited to peruse the concepts anytime between 4-6 p.m., to ask questions of City Staff, and to provide much desired input. Come when you can, and stay as long as you want.
For more information, contact Darrin Nordahl, City Designer
(As always, click on any image to see a larger version)
A detailed look at a possible planter design.
This is the impressive pair of images. What River Drive looks like now, above, and what it could look like, in the lower image.
The overall project area.
A possible design for one block's median.