Work | Statistics, Plans & Studies
- Over $400 million in private/public investment has fueled a rebirth of business and residential growth in downtown Davenport over the past two decades.
- About 250 businesses employ over 5,000 people downtown
- Downtown is home to over 865 residential units with everyone from young professionals to senior citizens occupying them
- The Downtown SSMID 52 blocks are bordered roughly from the Arsenal Bridge to Centennial Bridge (East/West) to River Drive to 6th Street (North/South. Download a SSMID map here.
- The historic Hotel Blackhawk was completely restored in 2010 through a $38M renovation
- The Quad Cities region has a strong and growing labor force of 428,307 (June 2010, Quad Cities Chamber Laborshed Report)
Detailed demographic data regarding the Quad Cities can be found at the Quad Cities First site. This page also provides excellent information regarding the Quad Cities workforce, target industries, logistical advantages, and more.
The Downtown Davenport Partnership is currently in the process of developing a new 10 Year Strategic Action Plan for Downtown Davenport. Stay tuned for more details as this very important effort continues to evolve.
Download Full RiverVision Report
RiverVision is a partnership between of Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island, Illinois that led to a Consensus Plan for our shared Mississippi riverfront. The plan was developed over the course of seven months with input from the public on both sides of the Mississippi River.
The RiverVision process is a unique model for cooperation between two cities and states to achieve both shared regional objectives as well as projects specific to the needs of each city. By pooling the resources and energy of two cities and states for the greater good, the communities of Davenport and Rock Island have created an ambitious model for neighboring communities across the country. Today, you can see much of RiverVision’s impact in Centennial Park.
Davenport In Motion – 10 Year Transportation Master Plan
The City of Davenport has set the development of a balanced, sustainable, multi-modal Transportation Master Plan as a high-priority goal.
This plan, called Davenport in Motion, is a vehicle for implementing the policies of Davenport 2025, which calls for a transportation system that is multi-modal, interconnected and supportive of a pedestrian-friendly urban community where residents can access daily needs and activities by foot, bike or transit.
City Livable Report – Jeff Speck
In 2008, renowned Urbanist Jeff Speck visited Davenport and gave a presentation regarding how our community can make the next steps towards an even more thriving downtown.