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Lead Agency: Des Moines University
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Des Moines developed its action plan as an extension of a resolution passed by the Des Moines City Council. The plan commits to improving housing, transportation, and public services. As part of the plan, Des Moines seeks to adopt local policies to increase missing middle and affordable housing by hosting annual thought-leader events featuring leading planners, developers and policy makers. The plan looks to strengthen complete streets policies and assess transit and mobility gaps, while coordinating walk audits and volunteer initiatives.
Action Plan Highlights
TransportationPartner with local and regional transportation agencies to provide training for older adults in using transit, while assessing transit and mobility gaps for older adults by strengthening Complete Streets policies and coordinating walk audits.
HousingEstablish more missing middle and affordable housing by financing housing grants, establishing new relationships with non-profits focusing on neighborhood revitalization, and hosting annual thought-leader events for local planners, developers, and policy makers.