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Meadowland II / Skivey Land


Site Information

Part of the Altoona Industrial Park South development, the Meadowland II / Skivey Land (701 9th Street Northeast, Altoona) includes 32.7 acres zoned for M-1 and M-2 use. Located within a half mile of Interstates 35 and 80 and with easy access to highways including U.S. 65, U.S. 6 and IA 163, the property is also a short 25-minute drive from the Des Moines International Airport and 10 minutes from the Ankeny Regional Airport. All utilities are to-site or are readily available. Possible community incentives include an Industrial Tax Abatement, Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and potential job training or other job-related incentives through the State of Iowa. 

Site at a Glance

Site Name: Meadowland II / Skivey Land

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: 3 miles
Distance to Interstate: 1 miles
Nearest Major Air Hub: 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. Nearby businesses in the Altoona Industrial Park provide good company for new development in the neighborhood, with names like Dayton Freight, Merchants Distribution Service, Interstate PowerSystems and Lineage Logistics are all doing business nearby. 

Furthermore, highly educated and motivated talent is available here, and DSM boasts a strong talent pipeline. The nearby Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) offer degrees and trade schools 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 making their dollar go farther. 

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