University Avenue Visioning


The City of Des Moines is planning to continue roadway improvements for University Avenue which reduces lanes from four to three including a center turn lane.

These improvements offer an opportunity to explore roadside enhancements to benefit pedestrians and elevate aesthetic character.

The two "nodes" or areas of focus are illustrated in the diagrams below. Below each diagram or at the top of this page, navigate to review concepts for the Uptown Shopping Center near 42nd St. & University Avenue and the Waveland Business District near Polk Boulevard.

Please provide feedback on these concepts by following the link to a survey at the end of the concepts for each node or click PROVIDE FEEDBACK at the top of the page. The survey will be open until Friday, December 17, 2021, at 5 pm.

A public meeting for University Avenue Improvements will be held virtually on Wednesday, January 5th, 2021 at 6 pm. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Register here