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With the possibility of moving the Rhythm City Casino to I-80, members of The Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau say the new move would make a positive impact on the area.

"I think it provides a big opportunity for some exciting riverfront development in the downtown area," said Charlotte Morrison, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the bureau.

Developments such as new restaurants, a variety of shops and even expanding Le Claire park.

"I think people look forward to seeing the river front developed more. I mean we hear that a lot and a lot of the cities are doing major river front development projects, and it just adds to the beauty of the area and the offerings," she said.

The city of Rock Island made a move like this years ago after they decided to move Jumers Casino off the river front and on to I-280, and it's seen a positive impact in result of that move says President of the Rock Island Renaissance, Brian Hollenback.

"We have a beautiful new park, we have many more additional housing units being constructed, we're linking our transportation with our trails. It's really initiated a very healthy life style type of living," he said.

And by seeing those results, the city of Davenport hopes to do the same.