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Washington Square Rental
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.
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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.

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.

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