Shamsie's name is mud to neighbors of development
East Moline residents voiced their concerns at a Tuesday night Plan Commission meeting about drainage from Mike Shamsie's proposed Ashton Place housing development, near 19th Street and 23rd Avenue.
Mr. Shamsie has proposed building 45 to 50 single-family homes, selling at $150,000 to $175,000 each, on 12 acres. The site is south of East Moline's 23rd Avenue and west of 19th Street, in unincorporated Rock Island County.
"When I hear the name (Shamsie), I think of mudslides and I don't want any mudslides," Roger VanDeHeede of East Moline said.
Mr. VanDeHeede said he was referring to the heavy rains in spring 2004 that washed mud from Mr. Shamsie's One Moline Place housing development to the bottom of the 7th Street hill.