Des Moines Area Commercial Development Land and Sites

Johnston Town Center

Attention Developers and Investors. The City of Johnston has formally posted a Request For Qualifications (RFQ) relating to the Johnston Town Center Project. This project is a primary focus of development for the community, and the City of Johnston is seeking qualified partners to develop the area located at the intersection of Merle Hay Road and NW 62nd Ave. Interested parties are asked to respond no later than NOON on Monday, May 7, 2018.

In conjunction with the release of this RFQ, the City has modified its TIF policy to provide additional benefits for projects in the Town Center and Merle Hay Road Gateway areas. Specifically, projects will be considered for funding up to the equivalent of 75% of the segregated incremental property taxes for up to ten (10) years. The city will also consider mutually beneficial infrastructure improvements for which the incurred costs may be discounted against other TIF funding.

This location is a primary node of traffic and activity in the community, and several high quality multi-family housing projects have recently opened in the vicinity (Cadence and 62W). A Community Survey conducted in 2015 revealed that 79% of respondents wanted the City of Johnston to put an emphasis on bringing additional retail and restaurants to Johnston.

A market study was conducted, and a plan has been developed to transform the area surrounding City Hall into a Town Center for retail, dining and other mixed use. Design guidelines have been developed, and the City of Johnston has been working to acquire properties for the project. It is expected that in 2018 the City will take steps to make this "super block" ready for development.

Developers and investors are needed to help fulfill the vision expressed in these initial plans. For more information contact the City of Johnston Economic Development Department at 515-727-7774 or email Adam Plagge.

3200 Merle Hay, Des Moines, Iowa 50310
Price: $1,476,000
Lot SF: 82,984
County: Polk
To the west of Merle Hay Rd....
5100 Grand Avenue,
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Price: $15,000,000
Acres: 57.74
County: Polk
SE corner of Intersection of I-35 and Grand Ave.
I-35 Grand Avenue,
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Price: $7,100,000
Acres: 25.57
County: Polk
SW corner of I-35 and Grand Ave.
NW 114th St. & NW Towner Dr., Grimes, Iowa 50111
Price: $6,336,000
Acres: 72
County: Polk

Johnston Annexation 1
Beaver Creek South 9...

11200 NW TOWNER Drive, Johnston, Iowa 50111
Price: $3,484,800
Acres: 10
County: Polk
Johnston Annexation 2
I-35 Grand Ave. a, West Des Moines, Iowa
Price: $15,000,000
Acres: 67
County: Polk
Prime retail, exceptional exposure at the entrance to West Des Moines Just off Grand Ave. / Served by railroad and Raccoon River / Possible Marina location / Value is in land / with Master Plan for development...
I-35 Grand Ave. b, West Des Moines, Iowa
Price: $6,500,000
Acres: 25
County: Polk
100% developable, all above flood plain. High visability from Grand Ave and I-35 / Across from Glen Oaks...
100 Veterans Parkway,
West Des Moines Iowa 50266
Price: $3,893,175
Acres: 36.000
County: Polk
Other parcel numbers with this property: 32000402309000: 21.2 acres...
S 60th St. & Cumming Ave., Cumming, Iowa 50061
Price: $2,500,000
Acres: 60.90
County: Warren
SW quadrant of I-35 & G14 Hwy. 1/2 mile frontage on Hwy G14, wrapping to south entire length of entrance ramp to I-35. Land only.....
1011 88th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Price: $1,960,000
Acres: 9.000
County: Polk
4410 E 50th Street, Des Moines, IA 50317
Price: $985,040
Acres: 6.46
County: Polk
Flat, developable. M-1 zoning. Construction and architect services available. Build to suit. Site turn key...
I-35 & Cumming Ave., Cumming, Iowa 50061
Price: $775,000
Acres: 26.06
County: Warren
Far south tract of Owner's connecting properties. Fronts I-35. Would need access road to existing properties owned by Owners....
100 SE Veterans Parkway, West Des Moines Iowa 50265
Price: $588,060
County: Polk
Acres: 4.3000
Fronts Veterans Pkwy. Adjoins city right away. In comprehensive planning...
1566-1570 Maffitt Lake Ct., West Des Moines, Iowa, 50265
Price: $3 per square foot
Acres: 18.50
County: Polk
Here is a property that is going to change over the course of a few years. In the area of the new Microsoft building project. There is a home on the property but the value is in the land...
I-80 - De Soto, Iowa
Price: Commercial Lots Starting at $1/ft
Acres: 100.00
County: Dallas
Bare ground with development plan underway. In addition to fully developed with full services, streets in,...