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Economic Development Momentum: Bridge District, Water Trails, Water Works Park

Economic Development Momentum: Bridge District, Water T

June 28, 2018

Major economic development projects have moved forward in Greater Des Moines (DSM). Read about some of the latest developments.

Bridge District

Hubbell Realty Company held a ribbon cutting for Verve, a modern apartment community, as part of the developing Bridge District in Downtown DSM.  Also part of the Bridge District are The Banks townhomes. This district in Downtown’s Historic East Village will offer more housing options close to popular restaurants and events venues, further adding to the growth of Downtown DSM which has more than 10,000 residents and 80,000 employees.

Water Trails

An engineering study detailing the transformational long-term water trails plan has been released showing the plan is feasible. The plan would create a network of more than 80 water trails projects throughout DSM. A funding feasibility study is taking place this summer with results set to be released in the fall. A strong Downtown core is important to talent attraction and continued economic development growth throughout the entire region. 

Water Works Park

Ground has broken on a transformation of Water Works Park in Downtown DSM. The project will turn 90 of the park’s 1,500 acres into an amphitheater area with places for children to play and room for food trucks and art vendors. 

Learn more about recent development projects in DSM. Interested in relocating or expanding a business in DSM? Learn about available sites and buildings.