Ingersoll Avenue, which serves as an extension of the gateway into downtown Des Moines, is home to a unique mix of retail shops, restaurants, small businesses and residential living.
The Restoration Ingersoll Project is designed to enhance the streetscape and increase pedestrian activity. It earned the second installment of its Leadership Grant from the Community Foundation by meeting private fundraising goals to restore the historic district.
"The Community Foundation's signature pledge in the Restoration Ingersoll Project served as a catalyst for our private fundraising and accelerated the implementation of our plans for enhancing commercial and residential vitality," said Soozie McBroom, Restoration Ingersoll co-chair.
Community Foundation Board Chair Allison Fleming said, "The Community Foundation is pleased to contribute because this citizen-led initiative promises significant economic and social impact. Restoration Ingersoll is a great example of citizen leaders working together to enhance quality of life in Greater Des Moines."