Category: Projects

"Active engagement by many partners wins the day."
—Tim Lane

MPO Asks for Ideas on Future of Transportation System

The Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is starting the development of its next long-range transportation plan, Mobilizing Tomorrow. The plan will serve as the federally required long-range transportation plan for the region. “Mobilizing Tomorrow affords our region an opportunity. We have the vision and big ideas in place; now, we want to hear […]

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GDMLI Sponsoring “Capital Crossroads: Leadership in Action”

The Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute (GDMLI) is sponsoring “Capital Crossroads: Leadership in Action” as part of its Daybreak Leadership Breakfast Series. This special program is focused on the corporate capital needed to help develop Capital Crossroads; a new, five-year strategy for the Central Iowa region. The breakfast event will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 7:30 […]

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Latino Center Forum Rescheduled

The Latino Center public forum has been rescheduled due to snow.  The new date is: Wednesday, February 27 6:30-8 p.m. Same location: North High School – 501 Holcomb Avenue, Des Moines Original meeting details: Area residents have the opportunity to determine the fate of a potential Latino Center in Central Iowa.  The Latino Forum, an […]

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Wellness Capital Releases Community Study Results

The popularity of wellness programs at work has grown dramatically since the turn of the century. But, do these programs work, and what kind of return can a business owner expect on the investment? A statewide study conducted l last year at the request of the Wellness Capital committee for the Capital Crossroads vision plan provides compelling […]

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Latino Center for Central Iowa

Area residents have the opportunity to determine the fate of a potential Latino Center in Central Iowa. The Latino Forum, an offshoot of the Capitol Crossroads initiative, is exploring the possibilities for establishing a Latino Center that could provide a focal point for the Latino community, serve as a bridge with the community at large, […]

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Neighborhood Improvement

What if . . . ? The Capital Crossroads Neighborhood Improvement Sub-Committee invites you to a town hall meeting to share ideas for improving Des Moines’ neighborhoods …we had stronger support for small businesses? …there were funds for neighborhood betterment projects? …our neighborhoods had thriving commercial centers? …connections to schools in your neighborhood were expanded? […]

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New Mentorship Program Announced

Leaders of Capital Crossroads five-year regional vision plan have developed an inter-generational mentorship program as part of the Social Capital component of the plan. Community Connect: Mentors Inspiring Success sustains and expands leadership throughout the region by inspiring future leaders and givers through meaningful and creative mentoring connections. The mentorship program is designed to connect participants from […]

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Recent History of Greater Des Moines Vision Plans

Recent History of Greater Des Moines Vision Plans 1998 – Major Projects Task Force vision plan recommended the following projects: Public Events Center > Wells Fargo Arena World Food and Fiber Policy and Research Center > World Food Prize Foundation Court Avenue Entertainment District > Development/beautification of the Court District Iowa High School Hall of […]

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Video: Alex Pearlstein & Angela Connolly

Alex Pearlstein of Market Street Services, and Angela Connolly, a Polk County Supervisor, reflect on the Capital Crossroads long-term planning project.

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