Economic Development Fact Sheet, 2000 - present:
Sherman Williams City sold Lot 54 in EMIP created new jobs/property tax.
U.S. Cellular new business - created new jobs/sales & property tax.
Dr. Lanciloti Family Health Clinic building renovation created new jobs.
Mother Hubbards Cupboard & Subway new construction created new jobs/sales & property tax.
Anchor Lumber City sold property in GRIP gained 2 new buildings created new jobs/sales & property tax.
Quiznos constructed new building created new jobs/sales & property tax.
Marty Coe & Associates renovated vacant building created new jobs.
Skating Rink USA renovated vacant building created new jobs/sales & property tax.
Midwest Technologies purchased vacant building in EMIP retained jobs.
Sables SOLD - new owner will renovate building create new jobs/sales tax & new apartments.
Christinas SOLD - new owner renovating vacant building will create new jobs/sales tax.
Old Palace Tavern SOLD - new owner renovating vacant building will create new jobs.
East Moline Mart SOLD - renovated vacant convenience store building - created new jobs/sales tax.
Generations Hair Salon SOLD renovated vacant palmer house florist building - created new jobs/sales tax.
Wessel building SOLD purchased by Curry Construction renovation planned.
Mother Hubbards Cupboard renovation of ESI Git & Go site created new jobs/sales & property tax.
Monarca grocery store/restaurant leased downtown vacant building gained new grocery store created new jobs/sales tax.
Best Choice Meat Market renovated vacant building created new jobs/sales tax.
Nancys Pizza renovated vacant storefront created new jobs/sales tax.
Anns Hallmark - renovated vacant storefront created new jobs/sales tax.
Occasions by Design renovated storefront created new jobs/sales tax.
Liquor Box renovated storefront created new jobs/sales tax.
Coffee Hound building renovation new jobs created/sales tax.
Miter Joint renovated vacant building created new jobs/sales tax.
Creative Machining Technologies Modform & CMT merged saved Modform from moving CMT moved to EMIP created new jobs.
East Moline Animal Hospital constructed new building created new jobs/sales & property tax.
Jewel/Osco remained in E.M. constructing new building - will create new jobs/sales & property tax.
Walgreens E.M. constructing new 14, 000 s.f. building will create new jobs/sales & property tax.
Angelus Retirement Community new construction will create retirement homes/new jobs/property tax.
East Moline Glass constructing new 22,500 s.f. building proposed to hire additional employees/sales & property tax.
MetroLINK bus transfer station new 5500 s.f. building with high tech meeting construction spring 2005.
Economic Development Summary
- Completed the annexation of more than 300 acres of property
extending the City boundary to the I-80/I88 interchange.
- Kennedy Square Jewel-Osco Shopping Center: This new
54,000 sq/ft grocery and drug store, new fuel station with car
wash, and great out lots for future commercial developments is
currently under construction and due to open in April, 2005.
This is a major development for our local economy and a key
commercial revenue source for our City.
It is public knowledge and Municipal Records/Minutes/Dates show
and document that THIS Mayor and administration did in fact
intervene and save this entire project from moving to our
neighboring community. Over a 3-year period negotiations took
place with the City, the property owners, and the Jewel-Osco
Company reaching an agreement that mutually benefits all
especially the East Moline Citizenry. This was a development we
could not have afforded to lose. Thank you TEAM E.M.!
- East Moline Glass: This brand new facility is the
newest addition to our G.R.I.P. (Great River Industrial Park). A
20,000 sq/ft building with alot of architectural design and
glass (of course).
- Woodside Road: This subdivision will be an upscale and
exclusive neighborhood with 115 single-family homes built on
large 1/2 acre wooded lots. The clearing and site preparation is
currently under way.
- Quizno's Restaurant, Subway Restaurant, 2 New Mother
Hubbard's Quick Marts, Occasions by Designs, Ann's Hallmark
Store, La Monarcha Grocery Store, The Liquor Box, and Coe and
Associates are just some of our newest and most recent
additions. A new Walgreens Store is getting
under way at the old Eagle Foods Store location. Grand Opening
should be this summer.
- New Maintenance Services Facility: A long overdue and
much needed facility for our municipal employees. This houses
many different divisions essential to public service (Garbage,
Motor Pool, Water Distribution, Drainage, Sewer Collection,
Park, and Street Depts).
It is a state-of-the-art facility that promotes a more efficient
operation and upkeep of our equipment. It also includes a
much-utilized Employee Fitness Room, which is equipped with new
and used equipment that was purchased entirely be the City
Unions and Employees, and East Moline Citizen's donations. No
City Funds were used. Employees use it during their off hours
- MetroLink Transfer Station: A new $1 Million Dollar+
municipal bus transfer station due to be constructed in the
G.R.I.P. this spring of 2005. It will include a community room
for public meetings/etc, among many other amenities.
- East Park Place: A new 50+ home residential subdivision
is being planned for construction this year 2005. Homes will be
in the very affordable range of $150,000.
- The Quarter: Condo construction continues, public boat
docks were recently installed; landscaping and the arterial
recreational trail connecting our downtown and the riverfront
were also completed. We remain positive and focused to land a
'destination' restaurant at The Quarter in 2005.
- Angelus Retirement Village at North Hill: Construction
of 84 new apartments with an underground parking facility is
currently under way, and expected to be completed late this
- The McKinley School redevelopment project: This project
has been approved and will be starting construction very soon.
It will consist of 7 new single-family homes and 12-18
- The Welcome Center (at The Quarter): A $Million Dollar+
public facility paid for entirely by grant monies. Includes
public rest rooms, a meeting room, elevator, observation deck
located at the heart of The Quarter, on the recreational trail's
edge, and beautifully overlooking the Mississippi River. A real
jewel in East Moline's Crown.
"Joe Moreno has worked hard to make East Moline and the
entire Quad Cities a better place. His initiatives and
follow-through have proven him to be an effective leader."
Living Lands and Waters
Joe on the
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