New marina proposed for Davenport riverfront

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DAVENPORT, Iowa — A new marina could be coming to Davenport along the river.

Wednesday, June 8, the Davenport Levee Improvement Commission heard a proposal to put a marina and bar and restaurant along River Drive.

The current property used to be a boat repair and storage area but has sat vacant for several years. A Davenport family wants to turn it into Davenport's first marina and add in a bar and restaurant about six to eight years down the road.

The commission approved to have a draft lease made and submitted to their next meeting.

"It's a great opportunity all the way around...something that's going to be good for people, not only bringing people from davenport, but people from the Quad Cities down to the riverfront as well, so this is a win-win for everybody," said Mayor Frank Klipsch of Davenport.