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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Form For the Future will redefine downtown

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Moline Centre belongs to each of us, and we all have a stake in its future. The investments and design decisions we make today can create a built environment where future generations live, work and choose to spend their free time. 

The Form for the Future project will do just that by ensuring that our downtown buildings and public spaces (streets, sidewalks, parking, plazas, gathering places) are designed to be economically resilient and vibrant. 

The Form for the Future project will use a different kind of zoning–a form-based code–to ensure that our downtown buildings and public spaces (streets, sidewalks, parking, plazas, gathering places) are focused on public space, connectivity and quality in the built environment. 

A form-based code is a way to regulate development that controls building form first and building use second, with the purpose of achieving a particular type of place based on a community vision.

Moline leaders want this to be a community-based decision making process, and are seeking resident and business owner input on these new regulations. 

CM setIn early June, the Form for the Future project team held pop-up information outreach events at Mercado on Fifth, Lagomarcino's, Dead Poet's Espresso and the Bass Street Landing Thursday Night Concert Series in order to connect with Moliners and garner their input. Several hundred folks shared their opinions on what the downtown of the future will look like at those events.

In addition, more than 300 people have already taken an online survey about desired design elements either in English here or Spanish here

Keep your eye out for posters about the project around downtown and stay tuned to learn about more informational and input meetings coming up later this year. 

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