The Project Timeline provides an overview of the focus areas and events anticipated within each project phase. A series of community workshops and online polls are planned to invite local insights on specific topics. These workshops are in addition to focus groups, interviews, and steering committee meetings. In addition to steady updates via this website, project newsletters, and communications from the city — steering committee members will be provided with information and updates to share back with their local organizations and neighbors.

  • Phase 1 · Historic West Des Moines Today

    September 2021 – December 2021

    Focus: Community Character, Existing Conditions Analysis, Main Street Best Practices

    Outreach + Engagement: Neighborhood Workshop – November 17th, 2021 at Stilwell Junior High Cafeteria (1601 Vine Street) from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Community Character Poll, Steering Committee Meetings, Focus Groups, Interviews with Resident Associations and Local Stakeholders, Plan Commission Meeting

  • Phase 2 · Visioning + Design Guidelines

    December 2021 – May 2022

    Focus: Design Guidelines, Historic Preservation + Retrofit, Zoning

    Outreach + Engagement: Virtual Community Design Workshop – December 16th, 2021 through January 2nd, 2022, Visual Preference Survey, Steering Committee / Community Meetings

  • Phase 3 · Opportunities + Investment

    June 2022 – July 2022

    Focus: Zoning, Land Use, Investment, Complete Streets

  • Phase 4 · Priorities + Action Plan

    August 2022 – November 2022

    Focus: Funding Sources, Priorities, Partnerships

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