Eagles Building http://tspr.org en Eagles Building to Re-Open in January http://tspr.org/post/eagles-building-re-open-january <p>The former Eagles building in downtown Keokuk will be open for business in January.</p><p>Crews started renovating the building at the corner of 4<sup>th</sup> and Blondeau Streets in March.</p><p>The two-story structure will feature both commercial and residential space.</p><p>Joyce Glasscock is the Executive Director of Main Street Keokuk, Inc.&nbsp; A subsidiary of MSK, Keokuk Downtown Properties, owns the building.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:40:37 +0000 Jason Parrott 23328 at http://tspr.org Eagles Building to Re-Open in January Keokuk Boosting Tourism Funding http://tspr.org/post/keokuk-boosting-tourism-funding <p>Keokuk is putting more money into tourism efforts as the city council has agreed to boost funding for the Convention and Tourism Bureau by $7,000.</p><p>The increase would bring the total for the current fiscal year to $140,000.</p><p>Tourism Director Kirk Brandenberger requested the increase based on Keokuk&rsquo;s last fiscal year being its best ever when it comes to hotel-motel tax revenue.</p><p>He says the tax generated $276,000, which is up from the projected total of $260,000.</p> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 23:29:10 +0000 Jason Parrott 18671 at http://tspr.org Keokuk Boosting Tourism Funding Penalty for Street Damage? http://tspr.org/post/penalty-street-damage <p>A development project in downtown Keokuk is facing a financial penalty from the city.</p><p>The former Eagles building, which is located at the corner of 4<sup>th</sup> and Blondeau Streets, is being renovated for commercial and residential use.</p><p>The project requires the replacement of an older, 1 &frac12;&rdquo; water line with a new 2&rdquo; line, with the connection being made beneath Blondeau Street.</p><p>That is an issue as city code allows Keokuk to impose a penalty of up to $1,000 because crews will be cutting into a street that is less than 5-years old.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 19:54:43 +0000 Jason Parrott 18478 at http://tspr.org Penalty for Street Damage? Keokuk Board Approves Changes http://tspr.org/post/keokuk-board-approves-changes <p>The Keokuk Board of Adjustment has signed off on a couple of small changes to the design plans for several garages that will be built behind the former Eagles building.</p><p>The property is being re-developed for commercial and residential use.&nbsp; There will be four high-end, upper-story apartments, which require the construction of the garages.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 11:44:38 +0000 Jason Parrott 14794 at http://tspr.org Keokuk Board Approves Changes Keokuk Development Proceeding http://tspr.org/post/keokuk-development-proceeding <p>Construction is picking up at the former Eagles building in downtown Keokuk.&nbsp; The two-story structure is being redeveloped for residential and commercial use.</p><p>Main Street Keokuk&rsquo;s Joyce Glasscock says the biggest reason for the increased activity is the funding for the project is now in place.&nbsp; She says the development is taking advantage of grants and historic tax credits.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 13:31:36 +0000 Jason Parrott 13800 at http://tspr.org Keokuk Development Proceeding