DAVENPORT, Iowa - Popular megastore Costco plans to open a store in the Quad Cities.
The proposed site is on roughly 17 acres of land immediately west of Fire Station No. 8 on the north side of East 53rd Street.
Mayor Frank Klipsch tells Local 4 News the company acquired the land and doesn't need formal approval from the city.
"It's exciting," said Davenport Mayor Frank Klipsch. "This is one of those types of retailers people want in their community. It's a grand statement for Davenport."
City Council would only need to weigh in on any rezoning issues or work on streets needed in conjunction with the project. Klipsch says part of the property is zoned for agricultural use and other parts are zoned for commercial use. He says the agricultural section would have to be rezoned and approved by City Council, but he doesn't see that as any issue.
The location along 53rd Street is a busy stretch of the city with heavy traffic near the Elmore Avenue intersection. It's not clear whether the entrance would be along 53rd Street or Elmore. Klipsch says Costco hasn't provided a site plan yet, which would include that information.
That's expected to be received in time for a public meeting scheduled to discuss the Costco store on May 4th at 6 p.m. at the Eastern Avenue Library. Klipsch says that will give neighbors a chance to have their questions answered about the project.
Klipsch says he's not aware of a target date for Costco to open at the site.
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