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Learn About East Grand Avenue Pilot Progress at Aug. 1 Event

July 30, 2018


Connect Downtown East Grand Avenue Pilot Project Open House. At the 10-month mark of the pilot, learn about progress, metrics and benchmark data. The event is free and open to the public.


2 – 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. 


Quinton’s Bar and Deli, 506 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines. 


Members of the media who wish to attend or would like to set up interviews, please contact Sam Hoyle at shoyle@DSMpartnership.com or (515) 286-4919. 

Connect Downtown

Connect Downtown, an initiative led by the City of Des Moines, Urban Land Institute Iowa and the Greater Des Moines Partnership, identifies opportunities to make getting around Downtown Des Moines (DSM) safer, more comfortable and convenient. Improving access to and within Downtown DSM, regardless of whether you walk, bike, drive or take transit, will help continue to build on the current momentum and vibrancy in Downtown DSM.

East Grand Pilot

The East Grand Avenue Pilot Project includes a lane reconfiguration to include two travel lanes, on-street parking and protected bicycle lanes. These changes are designed to slow down traffic without significantly reducing commute times, create parking and make the area more walkable and easier to navigate.

About the City of Des Moines

The City of Des Moines: Iowa’s capital city and local government servicing more than 217,000 residents, 51+ neighborhoods, over 4000 acres of parkland and 81 miles of trails. The City of Des Moines stands to be a financially strong city with exceptional city services, fostering an involved community in a customer friendly atmosphere. Visit dmgov.org, Facebook facebook.com/DesMoinesGov and Twitter @DesMoinesGov for more information.

About the Urban Land Institute

The Urban Land Institute (www.ULI.org) is a global nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 30,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines. ULI Iowa is the District Council serving the State of Iowa.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 340 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.