The City of Davenport is looking to spruce up the eastern edge of downtown.
The city wants to beautify the rundown area and bring in new businesses.
Wednesday night City council leaders will discuss options for the nearly vacant 14 acre site near downtown. The city wants to turn the eye sore into a must see area.
"We've partnered with the Y to have consultants look at the area to make the best use of it...and it's all preliminary, so we will have lot of ideas to put forward but at least this is a start," said Mayor Bill Gluba.
The mayor says the YMCA plans on using only half of the land for a possible new facility. So the city will help decide what else can be put on the property.
And many residents say they welcome any new developments.
"I think it would be great, the main YMCA is kind of worn down and needs to be redone. If they build a new YMCA it would be great for people downtown," said Davenport resident, Kristy Headley.
"Davenport is up and coming and its going to be good, I like coming down here all the time on the weekends and any new place is a good place," said Davenport resident Austin Jivident.
The area stretches from east 4th street near the river to Iowa Street.
"You got 14 acres of crummy old ground and cement trucks and grabble, it's just not very attractive ...we'd like to see something more modern and cleaned up and appealing," said Gluba.
The city is open to a wide variety of ideas.
"I think they should think about building more housing for the homeless or people who can't afford the new buildings that are being renovated down here," said Davenport resident Elton Royal.
"Could be some kind of daycare facility, could be housing, so I'm looking forward to see what the first report has to say at the meeting," said Gluba.
So far the city doesn't have a timeline or a budget, the first step is to finalize what should be on the land.
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