Downtown Design Guidelines

Design Considerations

The Downtown Design Guidelines are used to help property owners understand the importance of design considerations and to raise expectations of good design. These guidelines apply to New Markets Tax Credit projects, but are useful for all downtown buildings undergoing rehab.

Downtown Design Guidelines Booklet Cover Topics include:
  • Access
  • Façades
  • Historic resources
  • New construction
  • Parking Setbacks
  • Signs
  • Streetscapes

The 12-page guidelines booklet is available for free from the Planning & Redevelopment Division in Rock Island City Hall, call (309)732-2900, email or download.