Ward input sought on skatepark, I-74 Moline redevelopment

Moline Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati and Fourth Ward Alderman Matt Timion will seek input from ward residents at a meeting Monday, Sept. 19, regarding a proposed skatepark/pump track and other projects in the Interstate 74 redevelopment area.

The session will be from 6-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Room of the First Congregational Church, 2201 Seventh Ave.

Most of the redevelopment area falls in the Fourth Ward, which is bounded by I-74 to the west, the river to the north and Avenue of the Cities to the south.

Moline leaders also sought public input on the design of the skatepark and pump track which is expected to be located between Fourth and Fifth avenues and 20th and 22nd streets. It will be tucked, at least in part, under the new I-74 bridge.

In addition to  the planned creation of a skatepark/pump track, residents can discuss future improvements and expansions of the Seventh Avenue corridor between 12th and 23rd streets and the development of cul-de-sac “parklets” in the neighborhood. 

Mr. Timion said residents also will be asked to detail what they like about their neighborhood and what improvements they feel should be made there, what amenities they would like to see in the redevelopment area and suggestions for types of businesses they would like to see the city attract.

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