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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.
qfingers - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
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…
Stupid_Dems - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
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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Quincy Presbyterian Church seeks move to South 36th Street

2 years, 7 months ago by Jamie Busen, QuincyJournal and WTAD News

City Planning staff recommends move

At Tuesday night's Quincy Plan Commission meeting, officials will consider a request from Quincy Presbyterian Church that would allow the ministry to move from 2525 Broadway.

Officials from the Church want to lease space at 255 South 36th Street. The request is for a special permit to use a vacant part of the building for religious uses. 

The property is in the C2 commercial district and is currently home to several businesses including Fastenal and Doors-N-Moore. According to staff comments, "religious uses are reviewed ... to assure that adequate off-street parking will be available and that the required distance from conflicting uses (i.e., liquor sales) will be maintained." 

Demand for parking would be heaviest on Sundays, and that's when the parking needs for other uses in the building would be the lowest. The recommendation by the planning and development department is for approval.

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