Grimes Comprehensive Plan

Grimes, IA

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Community Planning Overview:

Grimes is a fast-growing, northwestern suburb of Des Moines that is projected to more than triple in size between 2010 and 2030. To accommodate this growth, the land use concept provides several new ideas including: a variety of housing types, necessary commercial services, an expanded park system, and a transportation system to connect neighborhoods. The city’s existing transportation system is dependent on a small number of arterial streets with few local collector streets. The Grimes Comprehensive Plan clearly defines a transportation system that is multimodal and expands the number of connections between neighborhood and community destinations.