The steady conversion of nearly all the former warehouse and industrial buildings on the near east side of downtown Davenport is still going strong. The Alexander Company of Madison, Wisconsin – a leader in urban infill design – is converting the vacant Quad City Tire building at 5th and Iowa into a 33-unit apartment building. This will be Alexander’s fourth rehab in what it calls the Historic Crescent Warehouse District.

“The buildings we’ve developed all have some character and unique features,” said Colin Cassady, development project manager. “They’re not white boxes out in the suburbs. If you can give people a product they like in a location they like, they’ll rent it.”