City of Des Moines Neighborhood Development and Neighborhood Revitalization Program

The City of Des Moines and the Polk County Board of Supervisors created the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) in 1990 to help stabilize and improve Des Moines’ neighborhoods. Stockard & Engler Inc., a nationally-recognized consulting firm, was brought in to evaluate the existing programs and to provide guidance for the creation of the NRP. To coordinate this program, the City’s Community Development Department created the Neighborhood Development Division.

The Neighborhood Development Division administers the City’s Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) and manages federal and state funds which address the City’s Community Development needs.  The NRP uses a strategy that calls for neighborhood residents, the City of Des Moines, Polk County, local business leaders, and the Neighborhood Finance Corporation to develop a public/private partnership that addresses revitalization issues within the Des Moines area.  The NRP gives citizens the opportunity to organize and create neighborhood groups that can be officially recognized by the City Council and County Supervisors.  To coordinate this program, the City’s Community Development Department created the Neighborhood Development Division.

Des Moines has fifty-eight neighborhood associations active in the Neighborhood Revitalization Program.  Click on this map to see all the neighborhoods and neighborhood association information.

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Neighborhood Development

Argonne Armory Building

602 Robert D Ray Drive

1st Floor

Des Moines, IA 50309

(T) (515) 283-4182
(F) (515) 237-1694