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The City of Moline, Renew Moline and other key community stakeholder groups are currently undertaking a collaborative process for updating the Moline Centre, and the Floreciente and Edgewater Neighborhood Master Plans.  The updates will be built on previous plans by addressing critical issues related to Downtown and neighborhood revitalization, communities facilities and amenities, urban design, economic development, transportation and waterfront development.  The Plan updates will “refocus” the vision for a sustainable, long-term future for Moline with realistic and achievable planning goals and implementation strategies.   All updated plan will be adopted and incorporated into the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

  • Undertaking updates to the Moline Centre, and the Floreciente and Edgewater Neighborhood Master Plans is an important opportunity to:
  • Undertake an effective community engagement strategy that focuses on connecting with local stakeholders and involving them in all facets of the plan development process.  One goal of the engagement process is to understand existing conditions and to tap into the community’s rich knowledge of the Downtown district and the surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Thoroughly review existing plans and studies, build on past planning successes and consider new strategies and recommendations that address current issues and needs.
  • Research and recommend new planning, land use policies and regulatory tools that serve to manage
  • community growth in ways that minimizes or eliminates long-term flood disaster risk.
  • Conduct a thorough assessment of the City’s infrastructure and stormwater management systems and consider implementation actions for system rehabilitation and integration in broader strategies and recommendations for new development, urban design improvements, and flood prevention.
  • Integrate the Main Street revitalization approach in Downtown revitalization and management recommendations, especially in regards to business and real estate development, design improvements, marketing and promotion, and organizational.
  • Pin market realities to potential development scenarios so that the community has a complete understanding of what can be built.
  • Consider an effective range of transportation options and concepts, such as “complete streets” and potential bike trails and other “modal” opportunities and options that promote reduced gas emissions and healthier living.
  • Identify, protect and enhance Moline’s “green infrastructure” of waterfront and natural systems, as well as consider sustainable design and infrastructure initiatives that reduce stormwater run-off and promotes cleaner air and water.
  • Assess and analyze the condition of the existing housing stock in the Floreciente and Edgewater neighborhoods in order to determine appropriate planning strategies that accommodate local needs while improving the quality and diversity of the housing stock.
  • Explore the need for enhanced organizational structures to help spur and manage neighborhood revitalization efforts in Floreciente and Edgewater.
  • Assess waterfront planning and implementation efforts and provide additional recommendations and strategies to build on past projects and initiatives.
  • Outline plan implementation strategies that are both comprehensive and creative, and that not only consider the roles of government entities in the implementation process but also Renew Moline, Moline City Centre, and various other organizations and agencies, including nonprofit groups, business associations, and local citizen groups. Above all, implementation strategies must also be achievable by making the most of existing partnership opportunities and resources, as well as defining new ones.
  • Create a set of benchmarks to measure the success of achieving community sustainability goals and implementation of the Comprehensive Plan benchmarks that measure changes in the physical environment, such as the addition of new bike lanes to existing streets, for example.

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