Holabird & Root has joined forces with Three Corners Development for a new riverfront development that will transform a parcel of land along the Mississippi River into an economic hub for the Quad Cities area. Known as Riverbend Commons, this 15.5-acre site is located near the Western Illinois University Quad Cities campus, where Holabird & Root has another project underway. The Mills, which refers directly to the housing development, opened in August. The development is expected to primarily serve students from the nearby WIU and Augustana College, along with young professionals. Phase I and II of the Riverbend Commons Master Plan provides housing solutions for college students in the area, as well as retail, dining, and recreational options featuring both local and national brands.