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The Fiscal Implications: West Des Moines, IA

The City of West Des Moines, IA hired Smart Growth America to analyze potential development options in the city over the next 20 years. We examined four different strategies for West Des Moines’ growth over the next 20 years. Each scenario assumes the development of 9,275 housing units and 2.69 million square feet of commercial space, which is in keeping with West Des Moines’ current growth.