Davenport Asks for Residents' Input on MLK Memorial - News and Weather For The Quad Cities -

Davenport Asks for Residents' Input on MLK Memorial

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Man Dies From Medical Condition On RAGBRAI

    Man Dies From Medical Condition On RAGBRAI

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:09:05 GMT
    Photo of riders on day two of RAGBRAI 2014Photo of riders on day two of RAGBRAI 2014
    Officials with RAGBRAI say a cyclist has died on this year's trek across Iowa. According to the RAGBRAI website, a 63-year-old man died while riding on Monday...More >>
    Officials with RAGBRAI say a cyclist has died on this year's trek across Iowa. According to the RAGBRAI website, a 63-year-old man died while riding on Monday...
    More >>
  • QCA Man Competes On NBC's American Ninja Warrior

    QCA Man Competes On NBC's American Ninja Warrior

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:19:00 GMT
    A Quad City man will test his skills against others when he competes on American Ninja Warrior. Matt Harris has spent most of his life in...More >>
    A Quad City man will test his skills against others when he competes on American Ninja Warrior. Matt Harris has spent most of his life in...More >>
  • Red, White & Boom! Fireworks Rescheduled For Labor Day

    Red, White & Boom! Fireworks Rescheduled For Labor Day

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:35:58 GMT
    The Red, White and Boom Fireworks display that was canceled due to flooding is getting a second chance this year.The annual 3rd of July fireworks display has been rescheduled for Labor Day, September 1...More >>
    The Red, White and Boom Fireworks display that was canceled due to flooding is getting a second chance this year.The annual 3rd of July fireworks display has been rescheduled for Labor Day, September 1...More >>

People in Davenport will have one last chance Wednesday to give their input on a tribute that will be created for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The last of a series of public hearings will be held at the Eastern Avenue Library from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday to get input on a location for the memorial and what should be featured there.

In January, Mayor Bill Gluba announced the formation of a task force to create a recommendation for the project. Since then, the task force’s leader, St. Ambrose’s Director of Diversity Ryan Saddler, said the group has met several times.

At this time, the group is considering five possible locations. They include Upper Lindsay Park, Herrington Park, Cork Hill Park, Prairie Heights Park and a parking lot at 5th and Brady Streets that could be transformed into a park.

Saddler said some possible options for the memorial park or plaza include a pavilion, an amphitheater, a fountain, garden or statue.

Saddler said the project is not limited to any of those options, though. He said the group will consider all suggestions.

No official timeline is set for the project, but the task force aims to finalize a plan in May and present it to the mayor and Davenport city council members in June.

Saddler also said it would be great to break ground in 2015 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s visit to Davenport.



Powered by WorldNow

805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Telephone: 563.383.7000
Fax: 563.383.7131
Email: news@kwqc.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Davenport, Inc. A Media General Company.