Making Plans for Affordable Housing

The Tomorrow Plan

Making Plans for Affordable Housing

Over the past few years, the greater Des Moines region has been named to various ‘best of’ lists, indicating that the region is doing well and is poised for the future. At the same time, though, the area faces serious challenges with economic competitiveness, social equity, environmental resilience, and a tight fiscal environment. The question, then, is how will the greater Des Moines region respond to these challenges to ensure the long-term health and vitality of the region?

Enter The Tomorrow Plan, a regional planning effort coordinated by the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and led by a consortium representing a broad swath of area communities and organizations. This group has formed to engage the community in envisioning how the future of the greater Des Moines region might play out over the next forty years; will the region maintain the status quo, or will we create a more sustainable future for our children and grandchildren?

The 20-month planning process to chart the future of the greater Des Moines region began in July 2011 and, when complete, will provide a comprehensive framework for future development. The Tomorrow Plan will address socioeconomic factors as well as the built and natural environments. While the elements of the plan have been outlined, your participation and input are critical in shaping The Tomorrow Plan. After all, this is your tomorrow; join us today at www.thetomorrowplan.com.