The Avenues of Ingersoll & Grand
Des Moines, Iowa

Welcome to The Avenues of Ingersoll & Grand! We are property owners, business owners, professionals, merchants, neighbors, and citizens working together to improve, engage, and promote this historic area on the west side of Des Moines, Iowa.

Our main goal is to improve the infrastructure, streetscape, public art, and urban planning. This work has resulted in the establishment of an urban renewal area providing tax incremental financing (TIF) opportunities for further improvements. A Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) has been established for maintenance, capital improvement, marketing and promotion, and the economic development of the area. The SSMID is 501(c)6 non-profit organization guided by a board tasked with providing fiscal oversight, as well as economic development and capital improvement direction.

You can contact The Avenues via email at info@theavenuesdsm.com

The Avenues—Ingersoll & Grand Restoration is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that establishes annual strategic goals with a dedicated board and committees to support these goals, focused on marketing and promotion of the district, public art initiatives, and events that attract people to this unique area in the historical heart of Des Moines.

The SSMID Board of Directors meets quarterly on the second Wednesday of January, April, July, and October.

Ingersoll-Grand SSMID Board of Directors

David Haas, President
DM Kelly & Co.

Jim Lacona, Vice President
Noah’s Ark Restaurant

Peter Brown, Treasurer
Peter Brown Commercial Real Estate

Soozie McBroom, Secretary

Ben Garrett
Knapp Properties, Inc.

Kevin Lease
Two Rivers Bank

Michael Hutchison
Peach Tree Properties/Starbar

Josh Mandelbaum
Des Moines City Council Ward 3

Christine Hensley

Richard Hurd
Hurd Real Estate

Frank Levy
Newbury Living

Chris Mathias
Price Chopper

Donald Peschke
August Home Publishing Co.

Joseph Price
R&R Realty Group

Steve Purcell
Mediacom

Robert Smith
CMBA ARCHITECTS

Ted Irvine
OTECH Compounds

Dustin Miller
Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Matt Coen, Director SSMID (Non-Voting Member)
RDG Planning and Design

McB McManus, SSMID (Non-Voting Member)
RDG Planning and Design

Mike Ludwig (Non-Voting Member)
Planning Administrator, City of Des Moines

The Restoration Board of Directors meets six times a year on the third Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October, and December.

The Avenues – Ingersoll & Grand Restoration Board of Directors

Soozie McBroom, President

Janis Ruan, Co-President

Kaye Lozier, Treasurer

Chris Irvine, Secretary
MJ & Associates

Clinton Akerberg
Disciplined Equities

Sara Gaskell
Iowa Realty

Mark Holub

Mike Hutchison
Peach Tree Properties/Star Bar

John Lorentzen
Nyemaster Goode, PC

Dave Nagel

Christine Polson
Happy Medium

Brianne Sanchez
Greater Des Moines Community Foundation

Matt Coen, Director SSMID (Non-Voting Member)
RDG Planning and Design

McB McManus, SSMID (Non-Voting Member)
RDG Planning and Design

Mike Ludwig (Non-Voting Member)
Planning Administrator, City of Des Moines