Indigo Dawn Celebrates Launch of Pilot Project

CONTACT: Sara Crouse, 515-661-5557,

Indigo Dawn invites you to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Green & Main project located at 800 19th Street in the Historic Sherman Hill neighborhood of Des Moines on Thursday, September 23.

The project will renovate the H & H Grocery Store according to USGBC LEED certification guidelines, aiming to achieve Platinum status, which will make it the first remodel of its kind in Iowa. The renovation will boast diverse sustainable improvements in storm water management, energy efficiency, renewable energy and historic preservation. Multiple best practices have been incorporated to help highlight how to positively impact existing buildings across the state.

The mixed-use building will be upgraded to provide space for a women’s holistic health clinic and residential living, as well as community classroom space used for educational workshops.

“We are very pleased to be able to break ground on a project which has gained so much support from many around the state,” said Chaden Halfhill, President of Indigo Dawn, LLC. “This project is expected to pave the way as a working model for similar community projects in the future.”

A social hour, including light refreshments, will be provided at 5 p.m. followed by a ceremony at 6 p.m. The ceremony will include guest ambassadors discussing topics such as restoring historical buildings, energy efficiency and storm water management. For more information please visit