• Best City for Young Professionals

    City Award - Best City for Young Professionals. Des Moines tops the list for the Best City for Young Professionals. Factors such as local unemployment rates, job growth projections and median salaries of 24 - 34 year old employed college grads.

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  • Des Moines Named #1 Up and Coming City for Food

    Women’s Health and Yelp teamed up to find the best of the best and Des Moines tops their list of “5 Best Up and Coming Cities for Food” . “Des Moines isn't just a presidential-hopeful pit stop—it's practically a foodie paradise.”

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  • #1 Up-and-Coming Downtown

    Fortune magazine names Des Moines number one "up-and-coming" downtown.

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  • Welcome to the City of Des Moines

    A major center for insurance, financial services and publishing, Des Moines has a lot to offer, such as affordable housing, short commute times, a diverse population, and was also recently named one of the best places to live on the Silicon Prairie.

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  • Spotlight on Des Moines

    Gray's Lake Park features the 1,400 foot-long Kruidenier Trail pedestrian bridge and a 1.9 mile trail around the lake. "...Residents can walk, bike, boat or fish -- right in the very heart of downtown," said Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie.

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  • Iowa State Capitol

    The Iowa State Capitol is among the most beautiful state capitols in the country with its 275-foot, 23-karat gold leafed dome anchoring the east end of downtown Des Moines.

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  • East Village

    Historic East Village is an eclectic neighborhood of restored historic properties, beautiful streetscapes, and urban living at the foot of the State Capitol.

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  • World Food Prize

    Des Moines is home to the World Food Prize the foremost international award recognizing the achievements in advancing human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.

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Community Development Administrative Offices

Argonne Armory Building
602 Robert D Ray Drive
1st Floor
Des Moines, IA 50309

(T) (515) 283-4182
(F)
 

Neighborhood Conservation Services
Homeowner and rental property rehabilitation
Argonne Armory Building
602 Robert D Ray Drive
1st Floor
Des Moines, IA 50309

(T) (515) 283-4182
(F) (515) 237-1687
 

Neighborhood Development
Administers the City's Neighborhood Revitalization Program.
Argonne Armory Building
602 Robert D Ray Drive
1st Floor
Des Moines, IA 50309

(T) (515) 283-4182
(F) (515) 237-1694
 

Neighborhood Inspections
Rental inspections, condemned buildings and abatement of junk and debris
Argonne Armory Building
602 Robert D Ray Drive
2nd Floor
Des Moines, IA 50309

(T) (515) 283-4046
(F)
 

Permit and Development Center
A central location for most development related activities in the City of Des Moines.
Argonne Armory Building
602 Robert D Ray Drive
1st Floor South End
Des Moines, IA 50309

(T) (515) 283-4200
(F)
 

Planning and Urban Design
To create and share a community vision.
Argonne Armory Building
602 Robert D Ray Drive
1st Floor
Des Moines, IA 50309

(T) (515) 283-4182
(F)