Dico site

EPA begins Dico building demolition, city could save $191K on its share

BY: - July 19, 2021

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday began tearing down the most contaminated buildings at a Des Moines Superfund site chosen for a proposed professional soccer stadium and other development. “It’s a huge milestone,” Des Moines Assistant City Manager Pam Cooksey said in an interview. “It’s been decades in the making.” The 43-acre former Dico site […]

EPA chief focuses on farmers in first Iowa visit, skips environmental groups

BY: - May 4, 2021

The country’s top environmental official spent his first trip to Iowa largely meeting with farmers, not environmentalists.  Michael Regan, a former top North Carolina environment official who now heads the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, told reporters at a news conference near the Dico Superfund site in Des Moines he will be in no rush to […]

D.M. council to consider incentives for Krause stadium, hotels, entertainment venues downtown

BY: - February 4, 2021

Real estate developer Krause+ would get a 20-year tax break for proposed developments that would include a professional soccer stadium near the Raccoon River and a hotel and entertainment venue on the west edge of downtown Des Moines, under the city manager’s recommendation.  The Des Moines City Council will be asked Monday to create a […]

Krause, city eyeing hotel-motel tax revenue for downtown soccer stadium project

BY: - February 1, 2021

Krause Group and the city of Des Moines have discussed asking the state to approve the use of added hotel-motel tax receipts to help pay for a downtown soccer stadium and entertainment district.  City Manager Scott Sanders said he supports the application, pending City Council approval. Krause, whose holdings include Kum & Go convenience stores, […]

Krause proposes professional soccer stadium on D.M. Superfund site

BY: - October 1, 2020

Des Moines-based convenience store company Krause Group has proposed a professional stadium on the former home of Dico, a Superfund site in downtown Des Moines that is awaiting redevelopment. “Krause Group and Iowa Soccer Development Foundation, Inc. would like to partner with the City of Des Moines to redevelop this 43-acre site, centered around a […]

DNR official: D.M. Superfund site cleanup pact a ‘clear success’

BY: - September 15, 2020

A top Iowa environmental official on Tuesday said the city of Des Moines’ decision to take ownership of a highly visible downtown Superfund site in line for redevelopment ends decades of uncertainty over cleanup.  Ed Tormey, administrator of the Environmental Services Division of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, said the Des Moines City Council’s […]

Des Moines would own Dico Superfund site, help pay for cleanup, under pact

BY: - September 10, 2020

The city of Des Moines would own the Dico Superfund site on the south edge of downtown and assume responsibility for cleanup under an agreement to be considered by the City Council on Monday.  The proposed consent decree in U.S. District Court is among the city, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection […]