Des Moines' Oak Hill Mobile Home Park demolished after years of struggles - Axios Des Moines

2022-06-15 12:52:56 By : Mr. Alan Xu

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A mobile home park on Des Moines' south side is being demolished to make way for a new housing development, according to the Neighborhood Development Corporation (NDC).

Why it matters: Oak Hill Mobile Home Park, at 3140 Indianola Ave., underscores the complexity that persists with redevelopment, homeowners' rights and efforts to protect low-income families from unsafe conditions.

Catch up fast: Des Moines tried to shutter the 30-home park back in 2014 after city inspectors cited its now-former owner Mark Ogden with multiple zoning violations.

The latest: NDC purchased the nearly 2-acre park from Ogden last year for $830,000 — nearly double what it was assessed by Polk County.

Details: Gilroy said they're considering constructing townhomes or row houses, similar to NDC's Forest Avenue Village project in the Drake neighborhood.

Zoom out: NDC was created in 1999 with the assistance of Des Moines and Polk County, which both contribute to its funding.

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