An organization in Keokuk is working to bring back another staple of the city's past.
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.