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

Draft Design Guidelines Receive Thumbs-Up from Steering Committee 

Next Stop: Planning + Zoning Commission, Then City Council Hello Historic West Des Moines: Yesterday evening, the Steering Committee for the Historic West Des Moines Master Plan Update unanimously recommended pages 1-40 of the Draft Design Guidelines, which focus on the Mixed Use Commercial District. Next step is to present the guidelines to the Planning … Continue reading Draft Design Guidelines Receive Thumbs-Up from Steering Committee 

Working Draft of Design Guidelines: Steering Committee Review 1/26

Hello! The Historic West Des Moines Master Planning Team has been working very hard these past few weeks. Following extensive review of the feedback provided via the Visual Preference Survey, paired with Steering Committee discussion, oversight, and refinement at meetings on both January 5th and 6th -- we are excited to share the initial Working Draft of the … Continue reading Working Draft of Design Guidelines: Steering Committee Review 1/26

Design Preferences Shared: View Survey Summary

"Harmony is essential to the spirit of the district; buildings don’t stand alone." Howdy Historic West Des Moines! Thank you to the 300+ folks who responded to the Visual Preference Survey, 400+ individuals who participated in the Virtual Design Collaborative Workshop, and hundreds of comments shared. All your input was carefully compiled, reviewed, and summarized via … Continue reading Design Preferences Shared: View Survey Summary