City of Des Moines is planning for 2040
Following a 19 month process involving extensive public outreach to all areas of the City, PlanDSM has been adopted and is now official policy for the City. With a vision of how the City will evolve into the future, PlanDSM will be a basis for land use decisions and new capital projects. See below for next steps to develop a new Zoning Ordinance.
PlanDSM Recognized for Comprehensive Plan Standards for Sustaining Places
PlanDSM: Creating Our Tomorrow was recognized by the American Planning Association (APA) for its values-based vision for the City of Des Moines and for integrating sustainability throughout the plan. The APA awarded PlanDSM the silver level, highest awarded this year. For more information, view the APA's announcement. The full plan is available below under the "Reports & Plans" section.
APA-Iowa 2016 Daniel Burnham Award For A Comprehensive Plan
Awarded by the Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association to the City of Des Moines for PlanDSM: Creating Our Tomorrow, recognizing innovation and insight in creating a sustainable vision for Des Moines as it continues to grow into the future.