AWARD-WINNING COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING:

Renew Moline’s work emphasizes "making Moline a better place to live, work, play, do business and learn" by coordinating closely with the City of Moline to implement its Comprehensive Plan, especially as it relates to the downtown riverfront area. 

The Plan forms a visionary, yet achievable basis for planning programs and development guidelines. It is also suggests additional areas of study and planning that are essential in moving projects forward to successful completion.

Renew Moline has partnered with the City of Moline on different Master Plans, and updates to certain parts of the plan throughout the years.  Here are the Moline Centre, Neighborhood and Riverfront Master Plans:

Moving Moline Forward (2016)

Moline Comprehensive Plan Updates;
Moline Centre, Floreciente, Edgewater (2014)

*Illinois APA Award Winner for Best Strategic Plan

Moline Centre Master Plan Update (2001)

Moline Centre Comprehensive Plan (2001)

Moline Centre Plan

Centre Plan Master Plan

Moline Centre Plan Disrict Map

Centre Plan District Map

Moline Centre Current Projects Plan

Moline Centre Incentive Districts

The Moline Centre Plan (MCP) to date...

The need for the first Moline Centre Plan was realized as the construction of civic center – then known as the Mark of the Quad Cities – was set to begin.  This first plan was developed by three consultants and adopted by the Moline City Council in 1991.  It has since been revised once; and is in the process of a second full update, along with updates to the other two Moline riverfront plans.  These plans continue to be the guiding documents for the city’s downtown development.

The results of the planning and implementation of the Moline Centre Plan have been tremendous.  In an area which used to be home to the manufacturing center of the Quad Cities – where farm implements, cars and paper were all made – there is residential living in units that are rented as soon as they become available.  A new era of employers has made the riverfront home – with KONE elevators and escalators; United Healthcare insurance company; and Deere & Company all having significant operations.  The economic heart of the community – Moline’s downtown – is once again a vibrant destination teaming with restaurants, unique shops and tourist destinations such as the John Deere Commons.  And, Western Illinois University – Quad Cities has been able to expand into its new permanent home on the Mississippi, affording the only 4-year public university option in the region.

 

REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS

The Master Plan Update focuses on the redevelopment of five core districts:

Go to Riverfront District pageplanRiverfront District

This district encompasses the John Deere Commons, Bass Street Landing area, and the Caxton Block includiing the Water Treatment Facility and Waterfront Marinas.

Go to Riverfront District pageplanWest Gateway District

This district is a distinctive entrance into downtown Moline.  The area is characterized by the adjacent Floreciente Neighborhood.  Centre Station, Velie Park, and the new El Mercado development lie within this district.

Go to Main Street District pageplanMain Street District

This district includes areas along fifth avenue, the historic main street.  Heritage Plaza is an anchor.  Need to be a connection between this ditrict and the John Deere Commons.

Go to LeClaire Web Support District PageplanLeClaire Web Support District

This district encompasses the John Deere Commons, Bass Street Landing area, and the Caxton Block includiing the Water Treatment Facility and Waterfront Marinas.

Go to Municipal District pageplanMunicipal District

This district is focused along 17th Street and its many civic buildings including City Hall, City Annex, Emergency Services Building, county court facilities, post office, and public library.

Adjacent Districts

The Moline Centre Plan also focuses on two adjacent districts, which include:

planMixed-Use District

This district encompasses the John Deere Commons, Bass Street Landing area, and the Caxton Block includiing the Water Treatment Facility and Waterfront Marinas.

planRiverside Park Redevelopment District

This district encompasses all of the current Riverside Park and Ben Butterworth Parkway.

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND

Since the adoption of the original Moline Centre Plan, the City and its private sector redevelopment partner, Renew Moline, have collaborated with Vandewalle & Associates to revitalize the Moline Riverfront. Through a combination of public and private sector investment, the riverfront has truly undergone a renaissance.  Where once empty factory buildings sat, community members and visitors can now tour the John Deere Pavilion, shop at new stores, and walk along the river path.