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Operation Downtown requests the support of Downtown property owners by signing the petition today. This commitment will allow Operation Downtown to be renewed for another five years and ensure the momentum in Downtown DSM continues.

How to Sign the Petition

  1. Print the petition.
  2. Complete with property address and signature.
  3. Mail or deliver to:

Operation Downtown
700 Locust St., Ste. 100
Des Moines, IA 50309

4. Another option is to call (515) 286-4978 and a member of the Operation Downtown team will assist you.

For questions and/or further assistance, please call (515) 286-4978.

Operation Downtown Boundaries

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Why Sign?

Operation Downtown's work ensures that Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is among the cleanest Downtown districts in the country. Visitors routinely mention how impressed they are with the cleanliness of Downtown.

Operation Downtown's efforts often go unseen but are important to the Downtown culture in a number of ways. Operation Downtown contributes to a higher level of cleanliness through emptying trash receptacles and public recycling (Recycle DSM), removing litter, power washing stains, removing graffiti and controlling weeds. Operation Downtown also provides park maintenance including turf and irrigation, snow removal, plant bed maintenance and other utilities related to specific Downtown parks.

Further, by adding more eyes to the streets, Operation Downtown is able to address special safety concerns and reduce panhandling, and provides special support to events like the Downtown Farmers' Market, Brenton Skating Plaza and the DART D-Line.

Downtown's successful growth in recent years is no coincidence, and Operation Downtown's efforts contribute significantly with over 40 development projects in the pipeline throughout the past two years. Downtown represents a collective, concentrated effort to ensure Downtown DSM is vibrant, welcoming, beautiful and safe.

"Operation Downtown ensures that Downtown is clean and safe. This helps us market our company, and our city, to a potential workforce from around the country and world." — Carissa Schmidt, Assistant Director of Corporate Real Estate at Principal

"As the landlord to several Downtown businesses, it is important to me that the streets and sidewalks are kept clean and safe. Thanks to Operation Downtown these businesses are able to thrive in an inviting and secure Downtown community." — Kent Mauck, CEO of Encore Properties

It will take continued support from the community to maintain Operation Downtown's success and Downtown DSM's vibrancy. Sign the petition today.