One of many Des Moines metro’s fastest-growing cities is in line for yet one more huge new purchasing and leisure advanced.
Waukee Towne Middle is deliberate for an undeveloped website south of Hickman Highway and west of Southeast Alice’s Highway.
The Waukee Metropolis Council voted Monday evening to approve the primary studying of an ordinance to rezone the 48-acre parcel to permit its improvement for business use.
The advanced can be positioned throughout Hickman Highway from Hy-Vee and south of an present advanced anchored by an ALDI retailer.
Listed as a improvement of Burlington-based Pierson Industrial, owned by Mike Pierson, the venture would embrace a 300,000-square-foot purchasing and retail heart with room for added leisure companies
In keeping with metropolis paperwork, different facilities may embrace an amphitheater, strolling trails, playground, sculptures and a skating rink. A big stormwater retention pond can be positioned on the southwest nook of the lot.
The primary entrance can be from Southeast Laurel Avenue, and the property would come with a 30-foot-wide panorama buffer alongside the west and southwest sides, the place the property borders a residential neighborhood.
Group Improvement Director Andy Kass mentioned the applying for the middle was submitted in April and a gathering with close by residents was held in Might.
The positioning was bought in December for $12.5 million, Kass mentioned. He added that the builders have mentioned that in the event that they safe a dedication from an anchor tenant by late summer season or early fall, website work may start subsequent yr.
“Our residents have had a want for a really very long time to have extra retail choices in our neighborhood so that is an thrilling venture,” Kass mentioned.
Waukee’s Planning and Zoning Fee really useful rezoning July 26.
Pierson Industrial has different initiatives listed in Ames, Burlington and Nice Hill. It is an arm of a bigger firm that can also be concerned in residential improvement.
If the Waukee Towne Middle continues to maneuver ahead, it is going to be the second large-scale improvement coming to the Des Moines suburb. KeeTown Loop, an leisure and retail district to be positioned alongside Grand Prairie Parkway north of Ashworth Highway, will embrace two inns, a 100-unit residence advanced and a 3,000-seat live performance venue operated by Dwell Nation Leisure.
Development of the $100 million venture is predicted to start out within the fall.
Waukee in 2021 shattered its report for brand new development. A rural crossroads simply 30 years in the past, town grew practically 60% from 2010 to 2020 and is projected to achieve a inhabitants of 35,000 by 2030.