One of many Des Moines metro’s fastest-growing cities is in line for yet one more large new purchasing and leisure advanced.
Waukee Towne Heart is deliberate for an undeveloped web site south of Hickman Street and west of Southeast Alice’s Street.
The Waukee Metropolis Council voted Monday night time 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 situated throughout Hickman Street 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 challenge would embrace a 300,000-square-foot purchasing and retail heart with room for extra leisure companies
In response to metropolis paperwork, different facilities may embrace an amphitheater, strolling trails, playground, sculptures and a skating rink. A big stormwater retention pond can be situated on the southwest nook of the lot.
The principle entrance can be from Southeast Laurel Road, 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.
Neighborhood 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 location 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, web site work may start subsequent yr.
“Our residents have had a need for a really very long time to have extra retail choices in our group so that is an thrilling challenge,” Kass mentioned.
Waukee’s Planning and Zoning Fee really useful rezoning July 26.
Pierson Industrial has different tasks listed in Ames, Burlington and Nice Hill. It is an arm of a bigger firm that can be concerned in residential improvement.
If the Waukee Towne Heart 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 situated alongside Grand Prairie Parkway north of Ashworth Street, will embrace two accommodations, a 100-unit condo advanced and a 3,000-seat live performance venue operated by Dwell Nation Leisure.
Development of the $100 million challenge is predicted to start out within the fall.
Waukee in 2021 shattered its file for brand new building. A rural crossroads simply 30 years in the past, the town grew practically 60% from 2010 to 2020 and is projected to succeed in a inhabitants of 35,000 by 2030.