Des Moines - Douglas Avenue Corridor Plan

Des Moines, IA

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Landscape Architecture Overview:

The Douglas Avenue Corridor Plan connects neighborhoods, cultures, and community destinations that, together, create a unique environment relative to other corridors in Des Moines. This corridor is a gateway to four of Des Moines' neighborhoods where people have an opportunity to celebrate their heritage and come together to create new traditions.  The plan's purpose is to address a set of intertwining challenges on the aging 2.4 mile Douglas Avenue: a trend of private property disinvestment/turnover along the corridor; poor multi-modal transportation access/safety beyond the private vehicle; and a lack of corridor identity. The plan takes a holistic approach in tackling these challenges to provide the community, city, staff, and partner organizations with a roadmap for a strong future.

Master Planning Overview:

  • COMPLETE: February 2020
  • AWARDS:
    • ASLA Central States - Merit Award in Planning & Analysis - 2021
    • ASLA Iowa Chapter - Merit Award in Planning & Analysis - 2020
    • APA Iowa Chapter - Economic Development Planning Award - 2021
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