Not exactly foreward looking
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. A bit of hyperbole, but apt nonetheless. The Quad City Music Guild located in Moline's Prospect Park is a true gem located on a prometory of land surrounded by old oaks and with a spectacular view over the Rock River Valley on the south and Prospect Park on the west.
It's done perfectly well with it's small parking lot, depending on effecient bus service for patrons who park at nearby lots and ride shuttles to the facility.
For some reason which I personally can't fathom, someone decided that they should spend money they don't have to pave over a large part of the beautiful grounds so more traffic could jam down into the dead-end residential street where the theatre is located. Simply stupid in my estimation.
The residents rightly opposed the measure, but were overruled.
Now the city of Moline and it's taxpayers are chipping in to help with the cost of the defilement of the grounds to the tune of nearly $27,000.
It really seems as if this is our own little "bridge to nowhere". A project with no apparent pressing need, strongly objected to by those who live in the gorgeous and otherwise secluded neighborhood, very costly, and which wouldn't have been possible without the collusion of the Moline Park Board and City Council.
Too bad none of them live near the Music Guild, or I'd bet my eye-teeth that this project would never have even gotten off the ground.