Call For Applications: Valley Junction Assistance Programs

This is the first day the City of West Des Moines is accepting applications for the Property Improvement Fund (PIF) and the Regulatory Compliance Fund (RCF) Programs for Historic Valley Junction commercial areas. If you have a business or are planning to locate your business in Valley Junction you may qualify for several assistance programs. … Continue reading Call For Applications: Valley Junction Assistance Programs

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

Design Guidelines: The Process So Far & 3/30 Meeting Reminder

Howdy, Historic West Des Moines! A reminder that the next Steering Committee meeting will take place in just over a week on Wednesday, March 30th. The evening will focus on continuing our review of the Railroad Avenue District, seeking a motion / recommendation, and beginning review of the Transitional District. The meeting will begin at … Continue reading Design Guidelines: The Process So Far & 3/30 Meeting Reminder

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