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Davenport Zoing Rewrite Poster

The City of Davenport is ready to present the Zoning Ordinance Rewrite to the public. We will be holding public open houses to introduce the proposed Zoning Ordinance and solicit feedback. We have schedule the following public open houses:

AUGUST 1ST * 4:00 - 5:00 PM N COUNCIL CHAMBERS * 226 W 4TH ST.
AUGUST 3RD * 7:30 - 9:00 AM QC CHAMBER * 331 W 3RD ST

Visit for more detailed information on the rewrite or call us at 563-326-7765.


Community Planning & Economic Development
226 West Fourth Street | Davenport, IA
Davenport, IA 52801
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"Great Jobs, Great Neighborhoods and building a Great Future" is more than just a motto - it guides everything the Davenport Community Planning & Economic Development Department does. Attracting new business, improving neighborhoods, smart land use planning and building a better community are what we do.

Community Planning

Community Planning administers the City's zoning ordinance and development regulations as well as ensures the quality of future development within the City.

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Housing Programs 
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Economic Development

Davenport - the largest city and economic engine of the bi-state Quad-Cities area - is a premier place to start or grow your business. Our economic development staff is ready to connect businesses with the resources they need to create jobs and improve the quality of life in Davenport.  Let us know your plans and we can help guide you to the resources available.  Anything goes!  From a cozy downtown clothing store to a large industrial facility, we are saving a seat in Davenport for you.

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Davenport NOW

Davenport NOW is a tax incentive for new construction of single family residential or non- residential commercial properties as well as the rehabilitation of all properties within the City Service of Davenport. The rebate is for 50% of the City's portion of the taxes for ten years based on the increase in assessed value from construction. Program expires June 30th, 2018.

Davenport Now FAQ
Davenport Now Brochure
Davenport Now Application

  • Applications are due by June 30th, 2018. Please use the current Davenport Now Application (link above)
  • Deed must be in your name and all building permits/final certificate of occupancy must be completed no later than June 30th, 2018.

Recognized Neighborhood

Davenport's Recognized Neighborhood Program seeks to recognize neighborhood groups throughout the city of Davenport; groups are presented with a Certificate of Recognition from the Mayor and City Council, consulted about issues in their area, and eligible for city assistance with neighborhood projects and plans.

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Office of Assisted Housing

The Office of Assisted Housing (OAH) provides rental assistance to low-income families and to individuals who are elderly, physically or mentally disabled. This office also staffs the Davenport Housing Commission.
OAH administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program within our jurisdiction of Davenport, Iowa.

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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Each year the City receives two primary community development grants from the federal government: 

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), approximately $1 Million per year
  • HOME Investment Partnership, approximately $300,000 per year

These funds are for activities benefiting low and moderate income residents and are restricted to uses that meet federal regulations in the areas of affordable housing, community development, and economic development through several different Programs and Grants.

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Contact Us:
Community Planning and Economic Development
226 West 4th Street
Davenport, IA 52802 (563) 326-7765