Iowa Gov. Reynolds Announces $9.6 Million In New Grants And Projects For Davenport
Today it was announced by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds that $9.6 million will be invested in Davenport through the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Destination Iowa Creative Placemaking Fund for a series of signature projects along the Davenport riverfront to enhance the experience for residents and visitors.
The City of Davenport’s project, in coordination with the Figge Art Museum, will include the following improvements at Main Street Landing:
Installation of a high-intensity, multi-generational experience zone that will include, but is not limited to, a signature tower structure, slides, climbing assets, an interactive water feature, and a space for winter activities.
Creation of a passive activity zone close to Lock and Dam 15 that highlights the existing amphitheater and scenic views.
Additions such as a new restroom facility, colorful LED lighting, shade structures, seating, and unique swing elements.
Installation of a railroad quiet zone that will stretch from Marquette Street to Mound Street to reduce noise pollution and increase safety throughout the downtown riverfront.
Construction of a pedestrian bridge that allows continuous and safe access over the Canadian Pacific rail line.
Renovation and upgrade of the Skybridge facility’s LED lighting system.
Installation of artistic LED programmable lighting on the exterior of the Figge Art Museum that will consist of over 3,000 feet of colorful fixtures.