Moline aldermen are evaluating a proposed agreement with the Quad City Airport that could mean years of expansion, growth and development for the city.
Moline wants to annex properties near the airport like the Hampton Inn Hotel, the Armory and land where the new Holiday Inn Express will be.
Those businesses would have access to city utilities and Moline could take advantage of revenue from property taxes, utilities and a hotel-motel tax. The annexation of the property to the south of the airport would allow Moline to continue residential development as well.
"The airport is right in the middle of our growth boundary so we needed to address the issues that we have with the airport and how we get our utilities around the airport so that we can continue to grow south," Planning and Development Director of Moline Ray Forsythe said.
Aldermen took a look at the annexation proposal during tonight's committee meeting.
A vote will take place next week.