Downtown

WIUM Local
2:56 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Parking Still Concern in Macomb Downtown Plan

Macomb Square
Credit Rich Egger

Macomb’s downtown revitalization committee is still unable to reach a decision on which plan to present to the city council.

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Work Began Thursday AM
11:26 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Hamilton Accepts Clean-Up Bid

The site of a deadly fire in downtown Hamilton is finally being cleaned up.

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Money from Demolition Fund
7:01 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Keokuk to Repair Downtown Building

Keokuk is ready to do something about the former Flowers by Daryl building at 707 Main Street.

Code Enforcement Officer Kathie Mahoney says a majority of the building’s exterior is in good shape, but she says the rear portion of the structure is basically gone.

The city has received one bid of just under $8,700 to repair the building.

Mayor Tom Marion says Keokuk does not want to see another vacant Main Street lot.

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Could Help Return Rocket Slide
6:20 pm
Sun April 29, 2012

Keokuk Could Help Spur Development

Keokuk could make it easier for downtown properties to be developed.

Fire Chief Gabe Rose says city code requires sprinkler systems be added to a downtown building if it is renovated for mixed use. 

Mixed use generally refers to commercial/retail business on the first floor and residential units on the upper level.

Rose is proposing a change that would provide an exemption to the sprinkler system requirement for certain buildings.

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Work Will Be in Stages
10:57 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Monmouth Will Replace Troublesome Water Main

Eric Hanson

Monmouth will disrupt traffic downtown for about six weeks while it  replaces an old water main.

The work will take place near the southeast corner of the town square. It will involve two-and-a-half blocks of blocks of South First Street and a block of First Avenue.

City Administrator Eric Hanson said the city has repaired leaks in the main many times. He said the renovations of several nearby buildings prompted the project.

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