Here's an early look at phase I of the new Municipal Services Center, that will break ground soon on Scott Avenue, just east of SE 14th Street. This is largely on the site of the former Carroll Auto Salvage property that was recently cleaned up.
This facility is the future home of many city departments, including Parks & Rec, Public Works, Traffic, etc. Phase I is only a fraction of the long term plans to move the entire Public Works yards to this site. Long term, there's mention of trying to have other governmental entities or utilities move onto the site to share services. Early suggestions include Polk County, the State of Iowa, the DMPS Bus Garage, and getting Mid-American Energy's service facility off of the SE downtown riverfront.