Welcome to The Avenues!
We are property and business owners, professionals and neighbors working together to improve, engage, and promote this area in the historical heart of Des Moines, Iowa. The Avenues is an important corridor within our city connecting downtown to the west side from Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway to 42nd Street along Ingersoll and Grand Avenues.
Our vision is to be Des Moines’ mosaic of people-to-people connections, culture and commerce. We want to improve the infrastructure, streetscape, public art and urban planning within our district. This work has resulted in the establishment of an urban renewal area providing tax incremental financing (TIF) opportunities for further improvements.
The SSMID and 501(c)3 boards and staff members work together guided by our combined mission to advance The Avenues to Greater Des Moines and beyond:
- We create and sustain a clean, safe, beautiful and healthy environment within the district
- We advance this authentic cultural district built on civility, history, inclusion and access
- We serve as a model for urban planning
Thank you for visiting! You can contact The Avenues via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.