After 12 months of planning, Russell Construction + Development has officially announced its plans for a mixed-use development, Birchwood South, on the south side of East 53rd Street in Davenport, Iowa.
The 37.93-acre property is subdivided into two parcels. Russell will develop the northern 13.93 acres with commercial and retail uses. Dolan Homes will develop the southern 20 acres with single-family homes and townhomes.
Birchwood South will focus on retail uses such as sit-down, full-service restaurants; quick-service/drive-thru restaurants; professionals services and amenities; and other retail uses. Shive-Hattery, Inc. is providing the design and engineering services for the development.
The site plan approved by the Davenport City Council includes nine lots and two regional detention ponds. Russell acquired the property on Sept. 7 and will begin mass grading in the next several weeks. All site work and utility installation will be completed this fall, with roadways and building construction starting in the spring of 2022.
Since the early 1930s, this property has been a working farmstead and is considered the last developable piece of real estate of this size west of Devil’s Glen Road.