A rezoning request to allow for a 50-acre mountain bike park on Des Moines' eastern border has met resistance from more than a dozen neighbors.
- Enough responded in opposition to a city survey to require a supermajority approval — at least six of seven votes — by the city council later this month in order for the project to move forward.
Why it matters: The Copper Creek Mountain Bike Park could be an important boost for recreation in eastern Polk County, Supervisor Tom Hockensmith tells Axios.
Yes, but: Some of the points made by opponents are about issues that could affect the wider community.
- Destruction of wildlife habitat and exacerbated flood risks are among their concerns.