Groundbreaking Ceremony In Action

The rain did not seem to dampen the spirits of those in attendance for the unique groundbreaking ceremony including speeches, activities, and great food. Photographed by Rebecca Schleuger Valadao

Healing Passages Ceremony Pictures

The groundbreaking is celebrated by the staff of Healing Passages. Once the building is complete, the women’s holistic health center, Healing Passages, will be located on the first floor.  Photographed by Rebecca Schleuger Valadao

SCAVO Community Art Installation

SCAVO Alternative High School Instructors Suzet Nelson and Ellen Robinson work with Developer Chaden Halfhill to install student artwork on site. The panels represent storm water management, energy efficiency, and community.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Preparations

The Green & Main team prepares the site for the groundbreaking ceremony.

Before Photos of Commercial Space

Before renovation, the commercial space of this mixed-use building contained many remnants of the former corner grocery store.

Before Photos of Residential Space

See what the top floor of our mixed-use Pilot Project building looked like before our sustainable renovation.

Before Photos of Basement

The basement was a dank place with inefficient HVAC (and some cool old grocer signs) before we began renovating it.

Before Photos of Exterior

See the condition of this former corner grocery store prior to renovation in the historic Sherman Hill neighborhood of Des Moines, Iowa.

Architectural Renderings & Plans

View the illustrations and renderings depicting what our mixed-use historic renovation will become.