Draft Guidelines for Railroad Avenue District Receive Committee Recommendation

On March 30th, 2022, following 3-hours of thoughtful review and discussion, the Draft Design Guidelines for Railroad Avenue were recommended by the Steering Committee with a vote of 12-yes, 3-no. The Working Draft of the Design Guidelines, which includes the already approved Mixed Use Commercial District, will be updated to reflect the motions and added … Continue reading Draft Guidelines for Railroad Avenue District Receive Committee Recommendation

Quick Recap: Steering Committee Meeting 3/09

March 9th, 2022 · Steering Committee Meeting: A Steering Committee meeting was held on March 9th at 4:30pm to review updates to the Railroad Avenue District. In their review, the committee requested additional information on zoning, legal procedures, and development considerations to assist in their recommendation. Talking points centered on proposed building heights (what is … Continue reading Quick Recap: Steering Committee Meeting 3/09

Steering Committee Meeting 2/16: Highlights + Next Steps

On February 16th, 2022 the Draft Design Guidelines for Railroad Avenue, were reviewed by the Steering Committee. The general direction of the Draft Guidelines for Railroad Avenue were well received, with comments and next steps focused on the following: Appreciation of streetscape recommendations and leveraging the corridor as a gateway to Valley Junction. There is … Continue reading Steering Committee Meeting 2/16: Highlights + Next Steps

Planning + Zoning Commission Recommend Draft Design Guidelines

On February 14th, 2022, pages 1-40 of the Draft Design Guidelines focusing on the Mixed Use Commercial District, were recommended by the West Des Moines Planning + Zoning Commission. Votes included 4-yes, 0-no, and 1-abstained. Comments noted the following: “Excellent report. I commend you on the process. Love the visuals; for us those are so … Continue reading Planning + Zoning Commission Recommend Draft Design Guidelines

Pages 1-40 of Draft Design Guidelines to be Reviewed by Planning + Zoning Commission on 2/14

Howdy, Historic West Des Moines: Please review the information below and click here to view the latest updates regarding the Draft Design Guidelines for Historic West Des Moines. Next step is to present pages 1-40 of the Draft Guidelines (as unanimously recommended by the Steering Committee on 2/2/2022) to the Planning and Zoning Commission on … Continue reading Pages 1-40 of Draft Design Guidelines to be Reviewed by Planning + Zoning Commission on 2/14