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.

How You Can Participate in December

There are two opportunities for you to help with the Douglas Avenue corridor plan this December! 1. Take Our Online Survey Please take ten minutes to complete our online survey:¬† This is important to help guide the focus of the plan moving forward. Whether you were at our public kickoff in November or you missed […]

DAC Featured in City Source

Did you catch the Douglas Avenue portion of the Des Moines City Source Winter 2017 Edition? Here it is:  

First Public Input Meeting a Huge Success

Wow! We had a fantastic kickoff open house on Wednesday, November 15th! The VIP room of Plaza Lanes was packed with standing room only as Brian O’Leary and Justin Platts delivered opening comments. Justin, the team lead from RDG Planning and Design, reviewed what has been done, what can be expected over the next six […]