Davenport OKs $1.2 million plan to repair lodge

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The Davenport City Council has approved a $1.2 million plan to rebuild the historic Credit Island Lodge after a devastating fire last spring.

The Quad-City Times reports (http://bit.ly/1duBeRQ) the council unanimously approved the plan Wednesday, nearly four months after a fire ripped through the 91-year-old structure.

City officials expect to receive $1.2 million in insurance payments to cover damages and have already spent about $30,000 on preliminary design work.

Engineers say the lodge’s walls are structurally sound, and Public Works Director Mike Clarke says the restoration should be finished by next summer.

The lodge was initially built as a club house for a golf course. The course was closed after 2008 flooding and now is used as a disc golf course.

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