Project Spotlight: Burlington Riverfront TIGER Grant Project

V&K recently submitted a proposal for the Main Street, Jefferson Street and Riverfront Improvements project for the City of Burlington. Led by the Quad Cities office, the proposed team consisted of V&K, SmithGroup, Bruner, Cooper & Zuck, Inc. Terracon, Environmental Planning Strategies and Tallgrass Archaeology. V&K has worked previously with SmithGroup, who provides urban planning/rendering and design services, for the City of Burlington’s Flood Mitigation project. 

 The $17M project includes riverfront amenities (ramp, docks, parking, shade structures), complete streets (9 blocks on Main Street and 8 blocks on Jefferson Street), and combines flood protection, sewer separation, dockage and integrated planning into one effort. The V&K team was selected without interview as we clearly stood out among competitors for the Engineering Services related to the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generation Economic Recovery) grant, a significant aspect of the project’s funding. 

A special thank you to Jason McKenzie (Rock Island) and Eric Lee (Rock Island) for their work completing the grant application for the project!

To learn more about the Riverfront project and other TIGER Grant projects, visit the links below:

https://www.thehawkeye.com/news/20180306/burlington-wins-consequential-17-million-grant-for-jefferson-main-and-riverfront-video

https://www.iapublictransit.com/news/iowa-receives-17-million-in-tiger-grants-from-fta

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