The city of Rock Island and the village of Milan each have meetings Thursday regarding the Jumer’s Crossing project.
The project is a $55 million development that could go up just north of Jumer’s Casino and I-280. The project would include both residential and retail developments near IL-92 and I-280.
Rock Island must connect IL-92 to 56th Avenue in the city. That would be the new street that goes into the development. Rock Island Mayor Dennis Pauley also says that’s the new road that would cause the changes in Big Island’s levee. Residents in the area are concerned about more flooding from the Rock River.
“Basically, the levee would have the same level of protection post construction as it does now,” Rock Island Public Works Director Randy Tweet said to News Eight’s Angie Sharp on September 4th.
The village of Milan’s meeting starts at 4 p.m. at their municipal building. Rock Island’s meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at their city hall. Pauley says both sides have still not negotiated yet.