Plans to bring a residential and commercial development to the Port of Dubuque soon could become a reality. 

The development, called The Stacks, is a project of Cedar Falls-based developer Merge Urban Development Group. Plans on Merge’s website detail a structure featuring over 180 units of market-rate and workforce housing and approximately 17,000 square feet of commercial space. A recent amended development agreement with the city has city officials optimistic that the project will come to fruition.

“We get these developments, and 10% or 20% of them move forward,” said Alexis Steger, Dubuque’s housing and community development director. “Stacks has moved forward more than most. It’s promising to see more movement.”