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How Invest DSM Is Reimagining the City

Des Moines residents reimagine what ‘neighborhood revitalization’ can mean.   

After the city’s 2018 evaluation of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program, areas of the city were identified as Special Investment Districts (SIDs). This program focuses on Des Moines’ “middle market” neighborhoods which, as the term suggests, are homes that are considered to be neither in the strongest or weakest part of the residential property market.

Invest DSM was formed to support these middle-market neighborhoods with the intention of giving them the boost they need to compete in the regional housing market. To do this, the group has developed multiple programs that partner with various stakeholders to improve these SIDs.

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