Des Moines Leaders Not Impressed With Preliminary Federal Courthouse Plans
DES MOINES, Iowa --City officials never liked the plan to put the new federal courthouse on the site of the old YMCA, a piece of prime waterfront real estate. If they weren't excited when the federal government made the decision, they say they're even less enthusiastic now. “Unfortunately, the designs that we see have sort of exacerbated the issues” said Mayor Frank Cownie.