6th Avenue Corridor, Inc.
The 6th Avenue Corridor, Inc. is an ambitious nonprofit organization whose mission is to coordinate the commercial revitalization of 6th Avenue from I-235 north to the Des Moines River bridge. Stretching for approximately 1.2 miles, the 6th Avenue Corridor district runs through the historic River Bend and Cheatom Park neighborhoods. Historically one of the most affluent areas in Des Moines, the corridor faced its lowest point of economic distress in the 1990’s. In the past decade, area residents have focused efforts to reinvigorate the commercial and housing markets of 6th Avenue, which today is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse neighborhoods in the City. Established in 2009, the 6th Avenue Corridor is laying the groundwork for increased and sustained revitalization.