ROCK ISLAND -- The neon lights of Hollywood Video will brighten Rock Island if aldermen approve rezoning and a site plan for the former Roland's Furniture and Appliance store and adjacent apartment building.
The planning commission will hold a public hearing tonight on Magnum Development Co.'s proposal to tear down buildings at 1801 38th St. and 3808 18th Ave and build a 5,000-square-foot video store. The hearing is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. in City Hall, 1528 3rd Ave.
The city's Planning and Redevelopment Division recommends rezoning the lots from one-family residence and one-and two-family residence to neighborhood-business districts because the changes conform to the city's future land-use policy.
A parking lot would be built where Roland's stands and Hollywood Video's store would be built just east, where the five apartments are. Aldi's would expand its parking lot to the north, and the grocery and video stores would offer 103 spaces for their customers and employees.
Hollywood Video plans to create up to five jobs.
The planning commission makes recommendations to the city council, which has final authority over the company's proposal.