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Old Posted Jan 17, 2017, 1:16 AM
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A nice skyline shot showing the nighttime lighting scheme of a few projects; in the foreground is the new Polk County Justice Center, which is civil court space and court administration office. And the pointy tower lit in white in the middle of the photo is the Equitable Building, which has renovation work just wrapping up to convert to apartments. This tower hasn't been lit on the skyline in almost a decade, so it's a welcomed addition to see Iowa's first high rise glowing again and with lights on in the windows too.



New 5 story mixed use building on the west end of downtown.







A new proposal in the emerging Market District on the SE corner of downtown, based on a project in Indy called Lockerbie Lofts.




The 5Fifty5 Rowhomes are partially completed and starting to be occupied.
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Old Posted Feb 26, 2017, 3:37 PM
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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)


Verve Apartments


Harbach Lofts


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.

Previous Building:


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.







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An interesting couple of weeks here with a high rise proposal that's just been settled.

The 32-story 'The Fifth' project has been slated on the site for a city-owned parking lot, which means the bid for the land was competitive. At the 11th hour, a competing developer submitted a rival 35-story proposal shown below.





But in the end, the city ended up selecting the original proposal, with updated renderings shown below. The hopeful return of a downtown movie theater too.








One other update, a nice little rowhome project proposed for the Sherman Hill neighborhood, which is adjoining downtown.
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But in the end, the city ended up selecting the original proposal, with updated renderings shown below. The hopeful return of a downtown movie theater too.
I like the selected (original) one better - even though the overall massing of the two proposals looks pretty similar from the renderings you shared, Fifth and Walnut looks like a more sustainably designed building. Or at least it looks to me to be more thought-through and more developed than the other one.
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A few updates on downtown/near downtown projects.



219 E. Grand


7th and Grand Parking/Mixed Use


Bridge District




Hilton Downtown Des Moines




East Village Parking Ramp


At full build out:


220 SE 6th Street Office


Cityville Apartments


Clemens Building Conversion


Confluence on 3rd




Eagle View Lofts


Flux Apartments


Krause Gateway Center


Nexus Apartments


Maxwell Apartments


Vue Apartments


Wilkins Building Conversion


Harbach Lofts


EMC Insurance Support Center


1417 Walnut Conversion


Bici Flats


Ingersoll Commons


Jackson Crossing
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A highrise proposal called The Fifth was upsized to 39 stories tall, 452', which would be the 3rd tallest building in Iowa if built. The proposal includes 201 apartments, a 117 room hotel, office space, a 694 stall parking ramp and a 9 screen movie theater.

Gorgeous!










Demo of the existing parking garage has started.






And not to be outdone, the developer of the 33 story "The Blackbird" tower has announced a December groundbreaking.







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