03 — THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Activity at the Core
In the 1950s, the 10 blocks from Market St. to MLK Jr. Pkwy. belonged to brick buildings that served the city’s utility needs. Now, those same streets will once again serve as an integral part of our active community.
Positioned on the east bank of the Des Moines River, alongside Court Ave. and the East Village, the Market District will complete the downtown neighborhood with parks, retail, restaurants, urban living, startups and corporate headquarters.
From 2010 to 2020, Des Moines was the fastest-growing major metro in the Midwest.