The Keokuk Brownfields Redevelopment Team met and developed a preliminary redevelopement concept that considers bringing portions of the approximately 80-acre site back into production in phases with the first phase focusing on lots 1-6 in the Concept Site Plan shown below.
Several stormwater and low-impact development (LID) applications are proposed to assist with storm water management, water quality, aesthetics and reduction of maintenance. Bio-swales between the roadway and sidewalk would maximize management of stormwater on site.
History, Art, and Recreation
The concept proposes a public space/plaza, recreational trail, and sculptures that have a tie to the history of the site. Informational kiosk signage, solar LED lighting, and electric bike and device charging stations will aid in attracting visitors to the site, making it a public destination.
Prairie plantings can serve as a low maintenance ground cover that provides many benefits including: serving as a pollinator garden, providing year round habitat cover, improving water quality, reducing stormwater runoff, increasing infiltration and creating a more natural atmosphere.