- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - Quincy city officials still have hopes for development of an empty lot near downtown, but there have been no concrete proposals nearly three years after it opened up.

Fire destroyed the former Newcomb Hotel on Sept. 6, 2013. The city cleared the site of debris and took ownership.

Chuck Bevelheimer is director of the department of planning and development. He tells the Quincy Herald-Whig (https://bit.ly/29wcZaj ) that there has been one proposed project in the past six months but it has not progressed.

Bevelheimer says the city is moving slowly because “this is an important location” near the downtown and the city square.

Greg Ellingson says the right development would thrive. The cabinet-maker began his business downtown, moved out for 18 years, but returned six months ago to positive results.

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Information from: The Quincy Herald-Whig, https://www.whig.com

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