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A developer agreement for a land-based casino in Davenport could advance Wednesday night when the city finance committee takes a vote. The proposed agreement outlines the construction of a $100 million casino and hotel complex, including a spa, fitness center and restaurants.

The agreement also calls for the casino to pay full property taxes of about $2.1 million to the City of Davenport, Davenport Community Schools and Scott County. 

One thing that is not in the agreement is where the complex will be located. In August, developer Dan Kehl said he was considering several sites, including an option near Veterans Memorial Parkway and Eastern Avenue. But at a public hearing, some neighbors complained about the potential for noise and traffic. Kehl says that's not the preferred location.

"Obviously, you have to go through the zoning process but we're going to be in this community for years to come and the residents are going to be our customers so we want them to be happy with what we do and be a good citizen to the community," said Kehl.

If the agreement advances, the Davenport City Council will vote on the project agreement on September 11.

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