A plan to transform a 50-acre wooded area in east Des Moines into a mountain bike park is moving forward after council members voted to rezone the proposed property as parkland.

There was not an empty seat at City Hall on Monday for the Des Moines City Council meeting. At least 50 community members flooded council chambers and dozens more filed outside the door waiting for their chance to weigh in on the rezoningof the undeveloped land north of Copper Creek Lake slated to becomeCopper Creek Mountain Bike Park.

But unlike the initial Plan and Zoning Commission meeting in September where a majority of neighbors denounced the park, an overwhelming number of comments were that of support.

Pleasant Hill resident Danny Kruzik, who said he lives next to Copper Creek, told council members he is 100% in favor of the project.

"I want you to know that several residents are in favor of this," Kruzik said. "Not only am I an avid cyclist, but I'm looking forward to the capital improvements in the area."

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