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The Skywalk Committee performs the duties formerly performed by the Skywalk Committee of the Urban Design Review Board. It is a SubCommittee of the Urban Design Review Board. The Committee makes decisions and grant variances to skywalk codes.
A five member committee. Membership of the Committee shall consist of two members nominated by the Urban Design Review Board and three members nominated by the Des Moines Skywalk Association. The three members nominated by the association shall consist of an ownership representative who shall be an owner of an interest in property containing a skywalk corridor, or an officer of a busienss which owns such property; a tenant representative who shall be an owner of an interest in a business which leases property containing a skywalk corridor; or an officer of such a business; and an Association representative who serves on the governing board of the Association. All nominations shall be subject to approval by the City Council. The term of the two members of the Skywalk Committee who are members of the Urban Design Review Board shall terminate concurrent with the termination of their time on the board. The term of all other members shall be three years. Any of three members nominated by the Des Moines Skywalk Association who cease to hold the qualifications for appointment to the seat they hold on the Skywalk Committee shall automatically cease to be a member of the Skywalk Committee.
Ordinance No. 15,352 (3-9-15)
Membership Term Information
Term limits apply
4th Thursday of every month (as needed)
- City Administration Building / Floor Second Floor - Room: Shi Conference Room
- 400 E. Court
- Des Moines, Iowa 50309