Happy New Year: Survey Summary Underway

Special thanks to everyone who participated in the virtual workshop and visual preference survey as part of the Historic West Des Moines Master Plan Update. The feedback received via these tools, along with the input shared from prior workshops, steering committee meetings, neighborhood listening sessions, focus groups, and stakeholder interviews will be applied to the creation of design guidelines.

The workshop and survey were live between December 16th, 2021 and January 2nd, 2022. During that time over 400+ folks visited the virtual workshop and 300+ folks responded to the survey. Participants included local residents (both past and present), employees, shop owners, property owners, members of local organizations, those who shop and visit the district, and other local stakeholders.

The outpouring of thoughtful comments shared was impressive! Thank you to everyone who provided such valuable context in addition to the image ratings. We are currently reviewing the results and input for each of the poll categories. A summary of findings will be posted to the documents page of the project website when complete. Please subscribe via the homepage for project updates, thank you again, and stay tuned… next stop, design guidelines!