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hinkdad - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
There is quite a bit of parking downtown. We are just spoiled here in Quincy because it is all free and most people think it is a crime to have to walk more than half a block anywhere.
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Revitalization of the downtown area is supposed to bring in more visitors and more spending...therefore more sales tax $$. So the city does get some extra $$ from that. And when the TIF expires the added property value will lower tax rates for the rest of us. That's the idea of it.
GuyFawkes10 - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
My point
UrKidsWillPay - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
There are actually ways to create "hard" parking that has grass or other vegetation growing through it. Menards even carrys one version. This allows you to have parking that doesn't look like another black ocean and it doesn't turn into mud with every rain like a lawn would. I think this type of "green" parking lot would be the most suitable use of this property. You need the extra parking…
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I'm still waiting for someone to tell me what's in it for the city? What does the city get financially from the project? The empty lot is not costing us anything now. We have money for the Hobart people but we can't even keep the trees alive in downtown Quincy.

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Cedar Creek name could change to "Bill Klingner Trail"

1 year, 5 months ago by Bryan Nichols

Family as well as board members said they thought it appropriate to name the trail after Klingner because of his longtime interest and support


It’s been known as the Cedar Creek Trail since its inception. However, the partially completed trail may soon go by another name.

At Wednesday’s Quincy Park Board meeting, the commissioners discussed renaming the park.

Last month, the board settled on the name “Lincoln Park” for the new park that will sit adjacent to the Park District’s new offices on Bonansinga Drive. They also considered naming it William H. Klingner Park after the longtime supporter of the Park District but decided Lincoln was more appropriate.

Board members had considered naming a community center located at the new park after Klingner to honor him. However, board member Tom Ernst said that he had heard from the Klingner family and they said he wouldn’t really have any connection to the center.

Family as well as board members said they thought it appropriate to name the trail after Klingner because of his longtime interest and support for building a trail in Quincy.

“Bill (Klingner) had the original vision of green space, i.e. trail, stretching across Quincy’s north side going clear back to the 40’s,” said Board Chairman John Frankenhoff.

Frankenhoff said the name change could happen easily because the trail was never officially named “Cedar Creek Trail.”

“There was not a public input period. It was discussed so many times during grant applications that when we finally had money, it just stuck,” said Frankenhoff.

Park District Executive Director said that the only cost that the move would incur would be to change a couple of signs.

Frankenhoff proposed that the trail be known as “Bill Klingner Trail.” He asked for a recommendation from staff to be brought back before the Park Board next month.

In other matters, the Board discussed in closed session the sale of Emerson School, which currently holds their offices. Frankenhoff said that the Park District hopes to be out of Emerson School by late summer.

“We expect to be out of here and have it available for purchase by November 1st.”

He said there was some informal interest from parties interested in the building but nothing serious.

“It’s very difficult to even estimate the value of the building because it’s currently zoned R-2 which is residential so the new owner probably can’t use it as it exists now.”

Frankenhoff said they plan to be at the new offices on Bonansinga  in June, barring any unforeseen challenges.


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