The Davenport Casino agreement didn't go through, at least this time. Wednesday, the City Council tabled the decision.
Tuesday, the City Council meeting the council was supposed to vote to enter into an agreement with Scott County LLC so they could build a casino, but after some recent events, they decided to wait.
"A little disappointed that they opted not to approve tonight but I understand that they want to do more work, they've heard from a lot of citizens" Says Dan Kehl with Scott County LLC.
Clairvest Group Incorporated with Rodney Blackwell, swooped in this weekend with a $250 million proposal, and that put a wrench into the equation. Alderman Barnhill says this new option could be a game changer.
"Great spot picked out, the design is great it would be a big boom to the city."
The tabling of the contract came after many residents spoke up about what the new option could mean for the city. Especially for folks like Rory Washburn, with the Tri City Building Trades Council.
"Construction jobs are what interest us obviously, and we anticipate there will be hundreds of local construction jobs out there for local workers, local contractor."
Rory says Clairvest's proposal throws about $140 million more into the local economy. Meaning: good things.
"That's jobs for people in our community and that's what we want"
Alderman Barnhill says this new option could really set the casino apart from Jumers and give it more of an edge. But Dan Kehl with Scott County LLC says he's still confident.
"We still have a deadline with the Isle of Capri so we're going to keep moving forward"
And he says the RDA chose them once over Rodney Blackwell. he thinks they'll do it again.
"I don't think anything has changed. There was a proposal on the table by Mr. Blackwell previous to the RDA choosing us over him so I feel it's still the case."
And again the RDA does have a huge pull in this, they have to approve the developer if they want to come to town.
After that, the Racing and Gaming Commission needs to give the go ahead.
By: Kyle Kiel firstname.lastname@example.org Kent Croken is the Vice President of Corporate Communication for Genesis Medical System, and says they are excited for the new construction and renovation. Learn moreMore >>
Kent Croken is the Vice President of Corporate Communication for Genesis Medical System, and says they are excited for the new construction and renovation. Learn more about the 140 million dollar project in this CBS4 Web Extra.More >>
By: CBS4 Newsroom email@example.com Time is running out to help Quad City kids have a Merry Christmas. This year has been a challenge for the Salvation Army, they say the six fewer shopping daysMore >>
This year has been a challenge for the Salvation Army, they say the six fewer shopping days are hitting them hard. More >>
By: CBS4 Newsroom firstname.lastname@example.org (AP) Illinois State Police say an investigation into the death of an Iowa man won't include an examination into why his body was discovered 12 hours after motoristsMore >>
(AP) Illinois State Police say an investigation into the death of an Iowa man won't include an examination into why his body was discovered 12 hours after motorists first reported seeing him along the side of an Illinois freeway.More >>
by CBS4 Newsroom email@example.com (AP) Illinois State Police say they've launched a new website that publicizes the application process for Illinoisans who want to carry concealed weapons. StateMore >>
New website should give would-be applicants additional information about eligibility requirements, application fees, training requirements and official formsMore >>
by CBS4 Newsroom firstname.lastname@example.org (AP) Federal authorities in Iowa have charged a Florida man working for a Chinese company with conspiracy to steal patented corn seed trade secrets from two leadingMore >>
Investigators say theft ring stole seeds and tried to send them to ChinaMore >>