Downtown Davenport Partnership presents Downtown Master Plan
"Downtown is everyone’s neighborhood, and the time is now to set a visionary roadmap to build a more sustainable, vibrant and inclusive downtown,” DDP Executive Director Kyle Carter on Davenport 2030: A Resilient City. The Downtown Davenport Partnership commissioned WXY to develop a strategic master plan for its downtown focusing on placemaking, economic development, strategic growth, and talent attraction. Following a decade of significant growth, coupled with notable setbacks, including historic flooding in 2019 and the COVID-19 crisis, Downtown Davenport sought to develop strategies that would build on the city’s strengths, including a growing residential market, robust small business growth, and a thriving arts and entertainment scene. WXY, with its project partners SB Friedman and Sam Schwartz Engineering, developed Davenport 2030: A Resilient City, a ten-year vision for the downtown with a focus on creating stronger connections to surrounding communities, developing talent locally, and gaining quick wins through interim improvements and activations. The master plan was presented to the Davenport City Council in October, and ongoing votes for the final plan will be taken in November/December, including most recently, a city-wide survey for input on the vision’s flood response.