BridgePointe 485 Update

Heritage Church,

We are so thankful for the ways that God continues to move in and through Heritage Church. Each day we sense His presence as we walk in His guidance. We have an update about the sale of the BridgePointe485 building that we will share this Sunday, Sept. 25 at all of our services, after which there will be opportunity to interact further.

You may read below about the news.

Make sure to join us this Sunday to hear more and celebrate what God is doing in our midst as we love and serve the Quad Cities and Beyond.

In Him,
Pastor Chris Conrad and Pastor Jack Lynn

–Press Release–

The City of Moline is pleased to announce the acquisition of the
Heritage Church property known as their BridgePointe 485 campus.
Located at 1 Montgomery Drive, this landmark property is the
center point of the future riverfront redevelopment area made
possible by the demolition of the former Interstate 74 bridge.
Heritage purchased the 119,114 square-foot building that sits on
seven acres of prime riverfront property in 2017 to serve its
congregations’ needs and to offer services to the Moline

“We originally purchased BridgePointe with a vision to use it as a
center of service to our community,” said Heritage Church
Operations Pastor Paul Anderson. “We fully support the City of
Moline’s community-minded vision for downtown and believe that
the best way that we can serve our community is to release this
property to them for the fulfillment of that vision. We look forward
to continuing our partnership with the City and serving our
community through our Esperanza Center location in the Floreciente
Neighborhood of Moline, as well as our church campuses in Rock
Island and Bettendorf”.

The City will purchase the property for $3.1 million.
“Purchasing the property allows us to evaluate all options for the
riverfront, and to maximize the potential redevelopment of the
area,” said City Administrator Bob Vitas. “The Heritage Church
leadership team has been an active and constructive partner with the
City in discussions of the future of Moline’s Riverfront for both public
and private projects. The City is grateful for the Church’s willingness
to consider a direct sale.”

The purchase of the property would allow the consolidation of
parcels that are currently owned by Heritage Church with those that
will be offered to the City by the Illinois Department of
Transportation to the City under new state legislation. The City’s
“right of first refusal” for excess IDOT property combined with the
purchase of the Heritage Church property provides an opportunity to
consolidate parcels toward thoughtful and aspirational development
for the Moline riverfront.

“We are thankful for the partnerships that have brought this significant opportunity to fruition and for
the foresight of the City Council in approving this purchase. Our riverfront is an incredible asset for
residents and visitors, and assembling property along it like this will allow for the maximum impact of
our redevelopment efforts. We look forward to master planning and design as this long-term process
moves forward and will be sure to continue balancing our future needs with our current responsibilities
to our residents,” – Moline Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati.

“This area is truly Moline’s ‘front porch’ and the acquisition of the property will allow the City maximum
flexibility in creating development opportunities—both public and private. We have enjoyed working
with Heritage Church these past four years and commend the leadership team on their thoughtful
stewardship of the property during their tenure and now in releasing it to future possibilities,” – Alex
Elias, CEO Renew Moline.