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2010 Capitol Complex Master Plan Information

Updating the Master Plan for the Capitol Complex is an exciting opportunity to realize original visions and identify new goals. The West Capitol Terrace fulfilled a long-standing vision for an open, welcoming entrance to the Capitol from downtown Des Moines. On the other end of campus, a model “green” building is being constructed – something the original visionaries for the Capitol grounds never could have imagined.

The goal for the 2010 update was to create a master plan with a world-class vision by combining sustainable design principles and recognizing the historical significance of our buildings and grounds. We will work to make this a living document – not just a prescription. We have enjoyed working with many stakeholders and thank everyone who participated in this process, from the lawmakers and city planners, to neighborhood association members and private citizens who took time to share their thoughts. Together, we have developed a plan for a more efficient, sophisticated, accessible and sustainable Capitol Complex.

View the full report – 2010 Iowa State Capitol Complex Master Plan (PDF)

View the presentation - 2010 Iowa State Capitol Complex Master Plan
(PDF of the PowerPoint presentation)

 

Previous Reports

Meeting Schedule

Meetings about the 2010 Master Plan were open to the public and posted here. Notes and hand-outs from the meetings are also provided below.

Date/Time Meeting/Date Handouts

January 7, 2010

8:30am-12noon

Capitol Planning Commission

Room 116, Iowa State Capitol

Agenda

2010 Master Plan booklet - FINAL,

2010 Master Plan handout - FINAL

December 10, 2009

8:30am-12noon

Capitol Planning Commission:

Master Plan Final Workshop

Community College Trustees

855 East Court Avenue

Master Plan December Draft

December 8, 2009

8:30am-10:30am

6th Steering Committee Meeting

Capitol View Conference Room

1000 E. Grand, IWD, DSM

Agenda

Master Plan December Draft

October 14, 2009

Capitol Planning Commission Special Meeting

State Historical Building, Classrooms A & B

Capitol Complex, Des Moines

 
October 12, 2009

5th Steering Committee Meeting

Stanley Room

1000 E. Grand, IWD, DSM

 

 
September 10, 2009
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Capitol Planning Commission: Master Plan Workshop

A/E Conference Room, Facilities Management Center, 109 SE 13th St., Capitol Complex, Des Moines

Agenda

September 10, 2009
9 a.m. - Noon

Steering Committee Workshop

A/E Conference Room, Facilities Management Center, 109 SE 13th St., Capitol Complex, Des Moines

Agenda

July 17, 2009
8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

4th Steering Committee Meeting

A/E Conference Room, Facilities Management Center, 109 SE 13th St., Capitol Complex, Des Moines

Agenda

Master Plan Survey Results DRAFT

Master Plan Preliminary Book DRAFT

April 17, 2009
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

3rd Steering Committee Meeting

Public Safety Building Room 125
215 East 7th

Agenda

Minutes

March 6, 2009
10:30 a.m. - Noon

2nd Steering Committee Meeting

Capitol Building, Room 22
(Behind Senate Chambers)

Agenda

Minutes

January 14, 2009
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

1st Steering Committee Meeting

Iowa Workforce Development Building, Capitol View Conference Room, 1000 East Grand, Des Moines

Minutes

January 13, 2009
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

First Public Meeting

Public Safety Building (Room 125),
215 East 7th, Des Moines

Hand out: Questions

Notes