In 2008 The Drake Neighborhood was selected to participate in the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP). The NRP uses a strategy that calls for neighborhood residents, the City of Des Moines, Polk County and local business leaders to develop a public/private partnership that addresses revitalization issues within the city.

The Drake Neighborhood Association worked with the City's Neighborhood Development Division for more than 2 years to develop a comprehensive Neighborhood Plan. The plan has been completed and is now available for download here.

The plan outlines a number of goals in the areas of housing, parks and trails, commercial development, infrastructure, marketing and communications. If you are interested in participating on one of the committees working on these goals, please contact us at