A public meeting and open house are set to take place at the end of the month to learn more about the project.

Ingersoll Avenue has already been renovated to include more bike paths from MLK Jr. Parkway to 28th Street, and now, pending Des Moines City Council approval, the new road design could extend westward to 31st Street soon.

The council was going to begin asking for construction bids at its meeting Monday night, but that request has now been delayed to have more time to discuss with businesses in the corridor.

Lauren Kollauf, the director of The Avenues of Ingersoll & Grand, said the project has already helped bolster the Ingersoll culture.

"When you think about main streets retail areas, you want people going slow. You want them to be able to look at the shops, the restaurants, encourage them to stop, to walk around," she said.

Nate Niceswanger, owner of Zzz Records, said he's seen an increase in foot traffic, too.

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