Category: Media Coverage

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—Tim Lane

Capital Crossroads Director Talks New Focus on Housing

Published February 16, 2017 by the Polk County Housing Trust Fund Organizers launched Capital Crossroads 2.0, the next five-year regional vision plan for Central Iowa, on February 1st during an event at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. The first iteration of the plan celebrated more than 400 measurable successes in our region because of the work […]

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Editorial: Capital Crossroads’ Wish List Requires Your Work

Published February 3, 2017 by the Des Moines Register It would be tempting to think of Capital Crossroads’ priorities — including a downtown sports stadium, an indoor farmers market and a new airport terminal — as a wish list that some Santa will fulfill in the next five years. That’s not how the vision plan works, and […]

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Capital Crossroads Lays Out Aggressive Plan for Greater Des Moines

Published February 1, 2017 by the Des Moines Register Central Iowa leaders laid out a new vision for the region Wednesday with the launch of Capital Crossroads 2.0 — a blueprint for improving everything from local neighborhoods to community health. It’s been five years since Capital Crossroads was first launched. In that time, nearly 700 volunteers have worked to […]

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Capital Crossroads 2.0 Unveiled

Published February 1, 2017 by the Business Record Capital Crossroads 2.0’s five-year blueprint for Central Iowa emerged Wednesday night at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. If you think the area could use better housing options, a new downtown sports stadium, an indoor soccer venue, better skywalk access, improved mobility and a higher education needs assessment that could […]

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Capital Crossroads 2.0 Targets Mental Health

Posted February 1, 2017 by the Des Moines Register

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Capital Crossroads 2.0 to be Unveiled Feb. 1

Published December 21, 2016 by the Business Record Capital Crossroads, the regional visioning process, will unveil its 2.0 version on Feb. 1 after nine months of surveys, a regional assessment, interviews, fact-finding trips, meetings, town halls and focus groups. The report will be released during a session from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Greater Des Moines […]

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Capital Crossroads Team Visits St. Louis Today

Posted August 1, 2016 by the Business Record Thirteen members of the Capital Crossroads 2.0 committee are in St. Louis today learning about best practices in regionalism. Presentations will include information about a major greenway, art organizations and regional business groups, said Sophia Ahmad, vice president of public relations for the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The […]

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Now’s the Time to Pave Future for Transit in Des Moines

Posted July 29, 2016 by the Des Moines Register  Great cities have great public mobility options — including walking, biking, rideshare and public transit. These options help drive economic development, along with workforce recruitment and retention. Development in greater Des Moines continues to gain steam. Numerous projects are in the works, including new retail areas, corporate […]

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Organizations Hoping for Land Bank to Revitalize Des Moines Neighborhoods

Posted May 23, 2017 by WHO-TV An organization in the metro is pushing to revitalize neighborhoods around Des Moines. At a city council meeting Monday morning, two organizations proposed a plan to start a land bank in Des Moines. They believe this is a necessary tool to remove blight and to revitalize neighborhoods. The idea […]

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Capital Crossroads 2.0 Kicks Off with Survey Launch

Posted May 18, 2016 by the Business Record Atlanta-based consultant Market Street Services is back in town. Leaders are signing on to guide work on the 10 capitals. And Capital Crossroads 2.0, the area’s latest visioning process, officially launches today. You can fill out a related survey through June 20 to help guide the next five years […]

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