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.

DAC to host public meeting Oct 25

The Douglas Avenue Coalition will host a public meeting Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, at Plaza Lanes (in the VIP Suite) The address is 2701 Douglas Avenue. The public is invited to bring their ideas, hear about DAC’s progress over the last year, and get involved in the coalition’s mission to make the […]

DAC reaches major milestone

DAC reaches milestone, submits planning request to city

The Douglas Avenue Coalition this week reached a significant milestone when it submitted an official request to the city of Des Moines for assistance in developing a comprehensive corridor plan for the nearly three mile-long Douglas Avenue corridor. The plan will be developed in conjunction with several local, county, and state agencies, as well as a […]

DAC RECAP | August 23, 2016

The Douglas Avenue Coalition met Tuesday, August 23, to share the group’s vision and strategy, and to provide an update of progress made over the last year. The meeting was well-attended by regulars as well as newcomers. During the course of the meeting, Polk County supervisor Angela Connolly surprised the group by presenting a Polk […]