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Through the efforts of Renew Moline, the City of Moline, the Quad Cities Rail Coalition led by the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, and MetroLINK, in 2018, the Quad Cities will have passenger rail service for the first time in more than 30 years with downtown Moline identified as the location of the rail station, formally named The Q. Work has begun on the Element Hotel that will be a part of The Q.
Read more: The Q
This 95-room Element Hotel by Starwood will be the second hospitality development for the Amin Group. They are also the development group and owners of the Radisson at the John Deere Commons. The hotel is currently under development in the historic O'Rourke Building, a 6-story, former warehouse in Moline, IL. The Element hotel flag was secured by the Amin Group for this project in April 2014.
Read more: Element Hotel at The Q
Russell Construction and the Amin Group are teaming up on this 31-unit residential development. The market rate, renovation will include the 2nd through 9th floors and will house 4 units on each floor. Long time tenant, Chase Bank, will remain on the first floor. The development will preserve many of the unique historic elements of the building and provide incredible views of downtown Moline.
Read more: Chase Building
The historic Fifth Avenue Building in downtown Moline was built in 1929, and has been a key component of the downtown ever since. The site will receive a renovation and conversion from the Heart of America (HOA) Group. HOA plans to convert the building into a 98-room, boutique style hotel. HOA recently purchased the Fifth Avenue Building and the adjoining property at 1620 5th Avenue, the former Barnett's Fireplaces. The expected $18 million investment will be a great addition to the growing downtown Moline community.
Read more: Fifth Avenue Building
The $850 million Interstate 74 Bridge Corridor project includes a new eight-lane span over the Mississippi River that connects the Illinois and Iowa sides of the Quad Cities and the supporting bridge approaches, ramps and highway connections. The City of Moline and Renew Moline are currently meeting with developers and weighing the best options for the land where the former bridge once stood. Some potential ideas are mixed-use retial and also a green space component with recreation.
Read more: Bridge Redevelopment Zone
The Spiegel Building at 202 20th Street in downtown Moline is one of the last remnants of the industrial era. It is one of the few remaining factory buildings in downtown Moline from that period. The building was built between 1928 and 1930 as the Eagle Signal Building. The City of Moline is also acquiring a parcel north of the building from the Illinois Department of Transportation in order to provide parking for the Spiegel building.
Read more: Spiegel Building
WHBF (October 26, 2016)
Passenger rail service from Chicago
The Dispatch (September 14, 2016)
Moline alderman forward millions
KWQC-TV 6 (August 31, 2016)
The Q project gets new logo
The Dispatch (August 31, 2016)
Peek at what will be The Q
Quad-City Times (August 31, 2016)
'Heavy lifting' begins on The Q
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