They've started slinging steel on the Krause Gateway Center, which is the corporate headquarters for the Kum and Go Convenience Store chain, and all of their subsidiaries. This is significant, as they are currently located in the suburbs of Des Moines.
While not tall, this will be a Renzo Piano-designed architectural masterpiece.
Great news on the proposed high rise project at 701 Walnut Street. It's grown from 26 to 33 stories and now features 336 apartments and 7 floors of office space!
This will be the tallest residential building in Iowa, once constructed.
Updates on a few East Village and downtown projects.
219 E. Grand Avenue
E. 2nd Street Parking Ramp (to be flanked with 5-story liner mixed use buildings)
Fourth + Court (new downtown full service grocery store and apartments)
Eagle View Lofts
220 SE 6th Street Office
Confluence on 3rd
Not taken today, but the 7th and Grand Parking Garage and retail development.
The Wilkins Building continues on for a summer 2017 occupancy. The hole in the foreground is where the 33 story 701 Walnut Street project will go.
The EMC Insurance Support Center should be completed this spring.
Looking forward to seeing things leaf out and get green this spring, but Phase I of the Walnut Street streetscape should be wrapped up once planting can begin.
The Marriott AC Hotel is now open for business. Just need to put the landscaping in this spring.
The Polk County Criminal Court project is well underway, which takes the former Polk County Jail and strips the building down to it's concrete base and then new stories will be added on top again. Been a unique process to witness.
During Demo, stripped down floor by floor:
What it looks like now:
What it will look like, a little shorter than before:
This project has been rumored off and on for years, but officially this week, the Midland Building has now been purchased by a Chicago hotel developer, and will be restored and renovated into a boutique hotel.
A plan has emerged to take the nearly empty downtown shopping mall called "Kaleidoscope at the Hub", and transform it into an indoor public market, food hall, event space and vertical urban gardens.
What the space looks like today:
Some new renderings out of the future development plans for what is dubbed the "City Hall Parking Lot". The parking garage is under construction now, and two privately developed 'liner' buildings are slated for the north and south sides of the garage. A site on the west end of the garage is being left open for a future city hall annex.