Working together to build a vibrant Douglas Avenue Corridor.

This coalition is working tirelessly to improve the business corridor in northwest Des Moines from Merle Hay Road to the Des Moines River.


DAC is working to develop partnerships with businesses, neighbors, and non-profits with an interest in Douglas Avenue.


DAC advocates aesthetic and infrastructure improvements which will make Douglas Avenue a better, safer place to live, work, and play.


DAC pursues creative incentives to encourage businesses to locate and expand along Douglas Avenue.

Douglas Avenue Featured on KCCI

Did you catch us on KCCI news? KCCI Channel 8 News featured the Douglas Avenue Coalition on Wednesday, November 8th during the 6 o’clock news! Our efforts along Douglas Avenue were the lead story that night. Two of our DAC executive board members, Brian O’Leary (President) and Charles Hill (Vice President) were interviewed on camera. […]

Corridor Planning is Underway!

The much anticipated planning process of our Douglas Avenue Corridor plan kicked off on Thursday, October 19th! Planning efforts are now underway to re-imagine and re-energize a three-mile segment of Douglas Avenue, stretching from Merle Hay Road east to the Des Moines River. The project is being spearheaded by the Douglas Avenue Coalition, who made […]

DAC Sept 26 Public Meeting – Success!

What a great public meeting we had on September 26th, 2017 in the VIP Suite of Plaza Lanes Family Sports Complex! We had over 50 people in attendance to learn about the efforts of the Douglas Avenue Coalition, hear about exciting recent successes, and engage in a question and answer session. We would like to […]