This week, the Des Moines city council is moving ahead with plans for a new downtown dog park.
The city is holding a public hearing on the park that will be built just across the river from the botanical center. The council will also approve a nearly 152,000 dollar contract to move forward with construction.
Leaders are also discussing the sale of a downtown alley way near the corner of 8th and High street. If approved, the Cathedral Church of St. Paul would use the space for a new pedestrian plaza in the area between the church and orchard place.
Also on the agenda is a 17-million dollar plan to revitalize Ingersoll Avenue.
The council scheduled a hearing on July 9th to adopt the plan that would fix sewers, and widen sidewalks.