By: Jillian Wilson
Davenport city council gave the River Bandits the green light for the Ferris wheel project. If all goes according to play it could be up and running by June.
It's a million dollar investment the River Bandits owner says he's excited to make.
Quad Citians we talked to say it's just what Davenport needs.
"What we're going to do is take a gorgeous ball park and blend it with some aspects of a theme park and create a real destination that's going to be open 7 days a week to the public," says David Heller, River Bandits Owner.
Residents tell CBS 4, it's going to add a whole new element to the QC.
"People are going to be taking pictures," says Regan Hatfield, a Bettendorf resident.
"I think it will attract tourists and it will give Davenport something that stands out, a landmark," says Katie Benson, a Moline Resident.
The 90 foot Ferris wheel, carousel, and zip line would be open seven days a week.
That way folks can enjoy the river even when there's no baseball game.
"The River's a great attraction by itself, but having something like that and say hey lets stop and ride the carousel next to the Mississippi River," says Regan Hatfield.
And when nobody is on the field, the zip line will be the only one of its kind to fly across the field.
"I think that's really crazy, but I mean good crazy. I think that will definitely attract people, if not hearing about it they'll want to go and see it," says Benson.
There's still one more hurdle for the big project. City council still has to give their seal of approval. If that happens at tonight's meeting, the Ferris wheel could be up and running by June.