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Metro North Business Park - Ankeny, Iowa


Site Information

Ankeny’s Metro North Business Park (I-35 and Southeast Creekview Drive) includes 90 developable acres.  Zoned for M-1 Manufacturing, the property averages traffic of 70,300 vehicles each day with its location adjacent to the Interstate. The site lies immediately next to the Ankeny Regional Airport and is a 25-mile drive from the Des Moines International Airport. Adjacent properties include manufacturing facilities for B&G Foods, a shelf-stable food distributor, and Cargill Health Technologies, a natural ingredient manufacturer. The available ground provides a campus-like setting, with other Business Park tenants including four hotels, Outback Steakhouse, Waterfront Seafood Market, and a daycare center. All utilities are readily available on-site. Community incentives are a possibility for the Metro North Business Park development, including industrial property tax abatement and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) which are negotiable based on jobs, wages, capital investment and the intended project. 

Site at a Glance

Site Name: Metro North Business Park - Ankeny, Iowa

Location: Ankeny

Site Size: 101-200 acres

Zoning: M-1 Manufacturing

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: 1 mile
Distance to Interstate: 1 mile
Nearest Major Air Hub + Travel Time: Des Moines International Airport (Travel Time: 25 minutes)


The Greater Des Moines (DSM) region lies right in the middle of the midwest, boasting a key location at the crossroads of Interstates 80 and 35. And DSM’s sweet spot doesn’t stop there: The region is part of the USMCA corridor, with three Class I railroads at a regional transload facility and has a foreign trade zone. Companies located here have access to a strong talent pipeline and community accolades that draw top workers to the region, recently named #1 Best Place to Live for Young Professionals by Forbes in 2023. 

About DSM RFI Ready  

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