- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - A private university in Davenport is one step closer to building a new athletics complex.

The Quad City Times reports (http://bit.ly/1glw3pr ) St. Ambrose University’s proposal won the Davenport Plan and Zoning Commission’s approval Tuesday. It now goes to the Davenport City Council in June for further consideration.

Neighbors and opponents to the plan say they’re concerned about traffic and sewer issues that may come with the complex’s construction. Commissioner Scott Kelling, who voted against the zoning request, says sewer issues in particular could lower property values and leave long-term neighborhood problems.

Mike Poster, St. Ambrose vice president of finance, says the university is willing to work with residents on their concerns.

The proposed sports complex includes a 2,500-seat football stadium, softball venue, other athletic fields and 410-space parking lot.

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Information from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com