This spring, neighborhood leaders continued their work on the Neighborhood Relations Council. Most of our time focused on the first Planned Institutional District (PID) application for the SAU main campus land use plan. That PID was approved in March with conditions agreed upon by the NRC, SAU and the Davenport City Council. Our goal has been to make sure residents become aware of the upcoming proposed changes; voice their concerns; and hear what mitigation efforts can and are being made by SAU as they make improvements to their campus. I thank all those who gave of their time during this first PID process.
The St. Vincent Center property will be the next SAU PID application so it is important that neighbors and their leadership stay informed, and watch for upcoming mailings and meetings. The NRC will continue its role as facilitator of early efforts to outline concerns, with sincere effort to find common ground between SAU and its surrounding neighborhoods.
I'd also like to take this opportunity to alert area residents about reports of recent garage burglaries. These incidents underlie the importance of making sure all homes and garage doors are kept secure at all times. Most burglaries are crimes of opportunity. It's important to watch for suspicious behavior in your neighborhood and to report anything of concern to the police and your neighborhood leadership.
President, Neighborhood Relations Council