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REVITALIZATION PROJECT: Public Meeting Held For SW 9th Corridor

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The City of Des Moines is hoping it can do for Southwest 9th Street what it has already done for Court Avenue and Ingersoll.

The City is in the beginning stages of a plan to make major changes to the corridor leading into downtown Des Moines.

City leaders held a public hearing Thursday to gather input from residents on what they want to see changed.

At the meeting, south-side resident and county supervisor John Mauro made a surprise announcement. He says the county is pledging $150,000 to jump start the revitalization.

“I’m here to say thank you for being here, I promise I will support you, the program is great, so let’s make it happen,” Mauro told residents attending the public hearing.

The City has already taken the first step in the project by buying a vacant lot at the corner of Southwest 9th and Army Post.

A final revitalization plan could be finished by the end of the year.