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Urban Design Review Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 1 7:30 AM

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Meetings
  • Neighborhood Revitalization Board

    Sep 02, 5:00 PM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

    Sep 03, 6:00 PM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    Sep 08, 5:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Sep 14, 4:30 PM

  • Access Advisory Board meeting

    Sep 16, 12:00 PM

Activities
  • 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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  • Volunteers Rewarded!

    Over 100 volunteers are needed to conduct counts and collect surveys in 20+ different locations on September 15 and 16 from 4:15 pm to 7:30 pm and on September 19 from 11:15 am to 2:30 pm. Be rewarded for your time with your choice of a free bike rental at Gray’s Lake Park for each time they volunteer or free 2016 Des Moines Mayor's Annual Ride registration!

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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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  • 7th & Grand Parking Garage Closing

    The 7th & Grand Parking Garage will be closed for demolition at midnight Friday, August 28th. Demolition will take about six months. Immediately following demolition, a new garage will be constructed in the vacated block of the west half of the old garage and former YWCA building. Anticipated completion is winter of 2017.

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  • Des Moines Eliminates Parking Restrictions on Select Downtown Streets
  • August 28, 2015
  • The City of Des Moines is looking for ways to make downtown more pedestrian friendly and generate more business activity. The City is working with the Urban Land Institute Iowa and the Greater Des Moines Partnership in this effort. On Monday, August 31st the City will begin removing the rush hour parking restrictions (7-9 AM, 4-6 PM) signage on …

  • NEW Flood Insurance Rate Maps in Warren County: Public Meeting for Citizens and Property Owners
  • August 27, 2015
  • The DNR has scheduled a public meeting on Wednesday, September 2nd from 6 – 8 PM. Citizens can see the new Flood Insurance Rate Maps and find out if their property is impacted. The meeting will be held at the following location:

  • ACCESS TO GRAY’S LAKE PARK AFFECTED DURING DES MOINES TRIATHLON LABOR DAY WEEKEND
  • August 26, 2015
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation announces that access to portions of Gray’s Lake Park will be restricted due to activities related to the Des Moines Triathlon events held on September 5 and 6. The schedule of those parking lots and other affected facilities/events are listed below.

  • NEIGHBORHOOD FLOWER PROGRAM ORDERS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR SPRING
  • August 26, 2015
  • Des Moines neighborhood associations, schools and non-profits should begin to plan their flower gardens NOW for next summer. Requests for free plants, to be planted in designated City right-of-way, from the Parks and Recreation Department are due September 18th. Each year the Des Moines Park and Recreation Department’s greenhouse grows over 250,000 flowering annuals to distribute to community groups to beautify public spaces such as medians, street corners, parkways, and land owned by nonprofits including schools within the city limits of Des Moines. Plants ordered by September 18th will be scheduled for pick-up Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14

  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ANNUAL BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN DOCUMENTATION PROJECT Sign Up For Two Shifts – Earn a Free Mayor’s Annual Ride Registration!
  • August 20, 2015
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation is looking for over 100 volunteers to participate in the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project. Volunteers will be responsible for counting bicyclists and pedestrians on roads, sidewalks and trails in 20+ locations on September 15 and 16 from 4:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on September 19 from 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Volunteers will be rewarded for their time