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Koethe Hwy 5

Des Moines

Site Information

The Koethe Highway 5 property (1000 Beardsley Street, Des Moines) includes 180 developable acres. On the southern edge of Des Moines and split by a north/south unpaved public street, the land is primarily zoned for light industrial uses. Water, sewer and electricity are ready for hook-up at the site, and natural gas is available within 1,400 feet. The area is approximately half a mile from the four-lane Highway 5, under 10 miles from Interstate 35 and less than 10 minutes from the Des Moines International Airport. 

Tax abatement is offered in a three-year 100% abatement, or on a 10-year sliding scale schedule. MidAmerican Energy Company offers rebates for commercial projects and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) could be a possibility, as well. 

Site at a Glance

Site Name: Koethe Hwy 5

Location: Des Moines

Site Size: 201-300 acres

Zoning: EX (office, low intensity industrial, and warehouse), NX2 (mixed use - single-family and multi-family)

Site Designation: DSM RFI Ready

Water Infrastructure: Yes

Wastewater Infrastructure: Yes

Electric Infrastructure: Yes

Natural Gas Infrastructure: No

Transportation Infrastructure: Distance to 4-Lane Highway: 0.6 miles
Distance to Interstate: 9 miles
Nearest Major Air Hub + Travel Time: Des Moines International Airport (Travel Time: 7 minutes)


Recognized by Forbes in 2023 as the #1 Place for Young Professionals to Live, and with a cost of doing business 12% lower than the national average, it's easy to see why companies are choosing to do something greater in Greater Des Moines (DSM). With an efficient and capable workforce, businesses have access to 57,500+ manufacturing workers available in the laborshed (Iowa Workforce Development), with a 71.3% participation rate of the labor force including 39.6% educated with a bachelor’s degree or higher (JobsEQ). DSM is where highly educated and motivated talent meets an affordable place to live, work and do business. 

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.  

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