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1 year, 7 months ago by Denise Donley

Possible economic effects are the basis of the stop

The Quincy City council approved to convert the intersection at Front and Hampshire from a two-way stop to a four-way at Monday night’s meeting.

Alderman Jack Holtschlag brought this intersection to the traffic commission’s attention about three weeks ago.

At last week’s special traffic commission meeting, owner of the corner building on Front and Hampshire Duane Venvertloth said he has a national bar/restaurant franchise ready to move in, but only if there is a four-way stop at the intersection.

The traffic commission recommended the stop to council even though the intersection doesn’t meet certain city requirements to become a four-way stop.  The commission said the possible economic effects outweigh the criteria.

“That’s mainly why it’s going down there, because of the economic side of it,” said Holtschlag. “There will be 500 to 600 people crossing there, and I feel it warrants a four-way stop. “

City Engineer Jeff Steinkamp was asked by Aldermen if approving this stop without meeting requirements was common.

 “No. However, sometimes in traffic control you anticipate what might be coming and other times we act once something is here,” said Steinkamp.

Due to a non-disclosure agreement, the name of the future business cannot yet be stated; however, the business will be open from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, employ between 75-100 people and have between 500-600 patrons per day.

“That’s what we want down on the riverfront. I think we’ve got a big player,” said Holtschlag.

No extra parking will be created at this time for the business.

“There is a parking problem,” said Holtschlag. “We’re going to be doing some horizontal parking on Hampshire, re-striping some stuff along with putting a small lot across the street. Anywhere we can get a couple spots.”

Holtschlag said the four-way stop would be implemented 40 to 45 days before the business opens.

 “I think it’s really important. You’ve got someone going to stick $5 million or $2 million in the 7th ward and the downtown riverfront,” said Holtschlag. “I think this is just huge for the 7th ward.”

Also, fewer off street parking spots were approved at 644 Kentucky. Parking spots for a proposed 8 unit multi-family residence were reduced from two spaces per unit to one.


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