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Altoona - Portfolio #3


Site Information

Portfolio #3 is part of the Altoona Industrial Park at the northeast corner of First Avenue North and 9th Street Northeast, with available parcels ranging in size from 3.8 acres to 10.9 acres. The property is conveniently located about half a mile from Interstates 80 and 35, 25 miles from the Des Moines International Airport and less than 10 minutes from the Ankeny Regional Airport. The land has on-site rail access provided by Iowa Interstate Railroad, including a rail spur adjacent to the site. All utilities are on-site, with the property zoned for light industrial (M-1) and office/retail (C-2) projects. 

Site at a Glance

Site Name: Altoona - Portfolio #3

Location: Altoona

Site Size: 0-50 acres

Zoning: M-1 Limited Industrial

Site Designation: DSM RFI Ready

Water Infrastructure: Yes

Wastewater Infrastructure: Yes

Electric Infrastructure: Adjacent to Site

Natural Gas Infrastructure: Yes

Transportation Infrastructure: Distance to 4-Lane Highway: 2 miles
Distance to Interstate: 1 mile
Direct Rail Access: Yes
Nearest Major Air Hub + Travel Time: Des Moines International Airport (Travel Time: 25 minutes)


Greater Des Moines (DSM) is all about location. The region is part of the USMCA corridor, boasts access to three Class I railroads at a regional transload facility and also serves as a foreign trade zone. Furthermore, highly educated and motivated talent are choosing DSM and the region boasts a strong talent pipeline. The nearby Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) offer degrees and trade certificates geared towards business, manufacturing, logistics, supply chain management, transportation and more. And with a cost of doing business 12% lower than the national average according to Moody’s Analytics, companies can do something greater here while saving money on their bottom line. 

About DSM RFI Ready  

DSM RFI Ready sites meet rigorous documentation requirements and have been evaluated by economic development practitioners to ensure site selection consultants and corporate real estate executives can readily access the data needed to drive decisions. 

Your Perfect Location is Within Reach 

Join fast-growing businesses taking advantage of DSM’s prime placement as a logistical sweet spot. Reach out to Alex Lynch, Economic Development Project Director, to learn more about DSM and to get the full data on this site.