EPA’s Greening America’s Capitals:
Des Moines

Des Moines, Iowa

In an effort to revitalize the 6th Avenue District, the EPA chose Vireo to manage a three-day design charrette and help the city conceptualize how to embrace green infrastructure solutions for stormwater management. Vireo and the design team created a series of plans and graphics to help the residents and city officials visualize the use of pervious pavements, bioretention, road diets and other sustainable site practices to catalyze neighborhood development while creating environmentally friendly infrastructure.