District Sells Former Walnut Creek Campus Building

On March 8, the West Des Moines Community Schools finalized the sale of the former Walnut Creek Campus building at 815 8th Street in West Des Moines to the Imani Family Church for $500,000.

The building was originally built as a church and was purchased by the school district in 1999 to house the district’s expanding alternative high school.

Except for a few temporary tenants, the building has been empty since 2012 when Walnut Creek Campus moved to its new location at 1020 8th Street.

According to state law, proceeds from the sale can only be used for building renovations and other facility projects, and cannot be used for district operating expenses.