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1717 Ingersoll

1717 Ingersoll 1717 Ingersoll

The City of Des Moines has begun to see increased efforts to incorporate sustainability and green design elements into the planning, construction, and use of buildings in the community. A project demonstrating strong commitment to these principles is the adaptive reuse of a former automobile dealership into professional office space and a restaurant. The project, titled 1717 Ingersoll, is under design and development by Michael Simonson, Simonson & Associates Architects, and his partners, Ron Daniels and Opomodo, LLC. more ...

800 19th Street in the Sherman Hill Historic District

1717 Ingersoll 800 19th Street

The City of Des Moines has identified the goal to be a leader in setting policies and practicing service delivery innovations that promote environmental sustainability. The City has actively pursued policies, programs and initiatives to realize this goal. Working with builders, developers and business owners to achieve reuse of existing buildings in the community furthers this goal.

The Green & Main adaptive building reuse involves a 6,000 square foot structure in the Sherman Hill Historic District. The building was constructed in 1933, and formerly served the neighborhood as a corner grocery store. The building is proposed for mixed use, with retail on the lower level and residential on the second floor.

The Green & Main adaptive building reuse will embody numerous elements of sustainability and best management practices. The project is being introduced as a demonstration site to educate the public as to how to reuse and adapt an existing building into a model of energy efficiency and low impact storm water management. It will provide a prototype for preservation of existing buildings, and include enhanced air quality, system efficiencies, material recycling, and ongoing public education.

Additional information:

a) Council Communication - Resolution Approving Preliminary Terms of Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization Loan Agreement with Indigo Dawn, LLC, for development of 800 19th Street as a Platinum LEED adaptive building reuse.

b) Platinum LEED Renovation & Development Project - A Sponsorship Invitation