Washington Square Apartment Rental


WSA is centrally located in Moline Centre. It is across the street from Bass Street Landing, the Ben Butterworth Parkway, the Mississippi River, the Historic Block, the Rock Island Arsenal, and the Kone Tower. It is two blocks from the John Deere Commons, the i-wireless Center, a new 69 unit live / work project: Enterprise Lofts, and the future site of the Quad Cities to Chicago Amtrak stop.

Available Units and Application

Washington Square Apartments (WSA) has five, 1 bedrooms and five, 2 bedroom units for lease. All units have an on site parking space, private interior storage space (basement) and six furnished appliances, including a refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, gas stove, mounted microwave, washer and dryer. The two bedroom units have a rear deck.

WSA leasing is subjected to income restrictions. The applicants combined household income may not exceed 120% Area Median Income (AMI). Household income may not exceed the below amounts and are based on the number in the household. Seven units will be leased at market rate and three units will be leased to households making less than 50% AMI.

Washington Square Apartments Application
Washington Square Apartments Brochure

For additional information, please contact K.J. Whitley at 309.524.2044.

Building History

Washington Square Apartments (WSA) 316 17th Street, was built by Charles Deere in 1876 as a three-story, five-unit Italianate row house in order to provide upscale housing for John Deere and Company executives. Over time, ownership changed hands and the five row houses were turned into 15 apartments. The building remained vacant for nearly a decade prior to the acquisition in lieu of foreclosure by the City of Moline.

Neighborhood Stabilization Program

Through the Northwestern Illinois Neighborhood Stabilization Program Consortium, Moline received American Recovery Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 dollars to acquire, demolish, rehab, and construct foreclosed, abandoned, and dilapidated properties. The City of Moline utilized a portion of these ARRA dollars to rehab the building into ten apartments.


Tricon Construction Group, the general contractor, along with other local subcontractors, removed and installed 105 doors and 98 windows. All 10 units have new mechanical (HVAC / AC), electrical, and plumbing. All units have been freshly painted, have new floor coverings, and are supplied with energy star appliances. Each unit has individual laundry facilities.