Riverfront Report Public Presentation | Downtown Davenport
The Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) and Figge Art Museum, in cooperation with the City of Davenport, are hosting a joint public meeting to present a proposal that integrates public art concepts in to the design and development of the RiverVision plan and ongoing riverfront improvements. Produced in conjunction with RDG Dahlquist Art Studio, a division of RDG Planning & Design of Des Moines, the plan focuses on the riverfront portion known as Main Street Landing from Harrison to Pershing Streets.
The joint public meeting will be held in the Figge Art Museum’s Quad City Bank & Trust Grand Lobby on Friday, February 15 at 3:00 p.m. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend and provide feedback.
The meeting is hosted by Mayor and City Council, DDP Board, and Figge Art Museum Board, and includes additional stakeholders: Davenport Riverfront Improvement Commission, Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, Historic Preservation Commission, Design Review Board, and the Q2030 Riverfront Work Group.
All parties will see the proposal simultaneously with the public. This coalition of civic and private organizations has never met all at once, which is itself a historic and exciting moment.
The goal of the project is to integrate an artistic vision in to the ongoing design and development of the RiverVision plan, ensuring greater opportunities for the public to engage and enjoy the Mississippi riverfront and downtown. Further, the proposal seeks to develop an overall story for the riverfront that will establish it as an iconic destination and bolster its connection with downtown Davenport and the entire
This update to RiverVision capstones a thorough process, which includes much public participation and excitement. It has great potential to create new private and public investment for years to come. The hard work of building public support, fundraising models, and execution of the big idea remain, but it all starts with a shared vision.
RDG Dahlquist Art Studio is the recipient of numerous national awards for public art and has completed well-known projects across Iowa and throughout the United States, including the celebrated High Trestle Trail Bridge over the Des Moines River.
Fundraiser Benefitting Kaiserslautern Square Renovations
Duck City Bistro and the Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) are excited to announce a fundraiser party benefitting park renovations to Kaiserslautern Square. The event will place Thursday, Feb. 28 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Duck City Bistro. 100% of event proceeds will go toward building a completely redesigned pedestrian-friendly park, including an upgraded fountain, new stage, shade trees, LED lighting, and more. Commonly known as “K-Square”, the park is Located on 3rd Street across from the historic Adler Theater; the park honors Davenport’s “sister city,” Kaiserslautern, Germany.
“DDP and Duck City Bistro are proud to partner with the City to help ensure this important park in the heart of downtown reaches its full-potential,” said Kyle Carter, DDP Executive Director. “The refreshed park will be a spectacular amenity for the entire community, and we’re eager to wrap up funding and begin the project ahead of the pending visit from Kaiserslautern City officials this spring.”
Fundraiser tickets include hand-crafted heavy hors d’oeuvres by Chef Jeremy of Duck City Bistro featuring an eclectic mix of gourmet foods. Tickets also include your first cocktail or beverage; a full cash bar will be available, as well. Fundraiser tickets are $50 per person. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the creative menu of food and drinks while mingling with friends to benefit a great cause.
Davenport Sister Cities is part of an international network that advances the cause of citizen diplomacy through activities that advance cultural awareness, exposure and exchange.
Market demand for rental housing in the Quad Cities and downtown Davenport remain strong and opportunity remains for further development. The growth of downtown Davenport has also enabled owner-occupied housing as a future development option.
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Downtown is the heart and soul of Davenport, Iowa, and within this urban core resides our community’s unique character, history, and future. Downtown Davenport is a hub for entertainment, business, art and culture, shopping, and civic service. Whether you’re here to live, work, or play, there’s always something to do downtown!
Downtown Davenport sits proudly on the banks of America’s greatest river where the Mississippi runs east to west in the Quad Cities. You might be surprised how much our growing neighborhood has to offer.
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Check out our event calendar and discover something fun to do. Looking for an apartment? We now have over 1,100 residential units with more on the way. If you’d like to open a business here, the Downtown Davenport Partnership is eager to assist you.
- 6 projects representing $62.5M of investment completed in the past year
- 8 projects representing $108.5M in construction currently underway
- $57M+ in planned future projects
- $460M+ invested downtown since 2000
- 17 new, retained or expanded businesses
- Food & Beverages sales up 7% ($16.2M total)
- $141,000 in DDP grants awarded leveraging $1.1M in private investment
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