26th Street homes to be relocated soon

Two houses located on 26th Street and south of University Avenue will be moved to the Sherman Hill neighborhood on Nov. 14 or Nov. 15 depending on the weather. The moves are anticipated to occur sometime around 10 p.m. Following the relocation of the homes, DeCarlo Demolition will remove the basements and grade the land where the houses once stood.

The homes are being relocated to clear the lots, which will be redeveloped by Nelson Construction into a mixed-use space. Moving the homes involves careful planning and coordination between city officials, Des Moines Police, and MidAmerican Energy. 

Jolene Schmidt, Facilities Planning and Management