Historic Depot in the East Village
Des Moines Heritage Trust’s first project is the historic depot in the East Village. The depot will be host for Des Moines’ heritage organizations like the Des Moines Historical Society, Historic East Village, Des Moines Rehabbers Club, and others. The depot will provide opportunities for the community to learn more about Des Moines’ architectural and cultural heritage.
About The Depot Project
The depot space has a definite impact on our immediate community. By renovating the depot instead of demolition, it has provided 49 new jobs and paid around $1,000,000 in workers’ wages. In the more long term, we expect to see more money being spent on businesses here in Des Moines. The state will see over $130,000 in tax revenue every year from this project. We will expect to see over $1,500,000 in spending in Des Moines by visitors from photographers, caterers, and hotel rooms being booked.