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.

60th S G-14 Hwy., Cumming, Iowa 50061
Price: $35,000/acre
Acres: 60.90
County: Warren
Hwy 141 and SE19th, - Grimes , Iowa
Price: $24,356,000
Acres: 111.8300
County: Polk
Limited Light Industrial District. Assessments for street improvement and street lights. 3-ingress-egress improvement in place. Zoning and utilities in place. TIff District. Commercial and limited industrial. Destination Dr. proposed to property south boundary...
5100 Grand Avenue,
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
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 Avenue,
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Price: $7,100,000
Acres: 25.57
County: Polk
SW Quadrant I-35 interchange at Grand Ave, West Des Moines.
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...
NW 114th St. & NW Towner Dr., Grimes, Iowa 50111
Price: $6,336,000
Acres: 72
County: Polk

Johnston Annexation 1
Beaver Creek South 9...

169 Hwy & I-80 Road, De Soto Iowa 50069
Price: $4,500,000
Acres: 100
County: Dallas
Sewer, water, and gas available now on site. Special economic development financing opportunities available...
100 SE Veterans Parkway,
West Des Moines Iowa 50266
Price: $3,960,000
Acres: 22.000
County: Polk
hiway 5 frontage on entrance ramp north bound great visibility...
11200 NW TOWNER Drive, Johnston, Iowa 50111
Price: $3,484,800
Acres: 10
County: Polk
Johnston Annexation 2
169 Highway, De Soto Iowa 50069
Price: $2,800,000
Acres: 80
County: Dallas
80 acres of 250 continuous track adjoining the Raccoon River. Scenic overlook....
11087 NW Towner Dr, Grimes, IA 50111
Price: $1,500,000
Acres: 28.99
County: Polk
Near the intersection of NW 114th St & NW Towner Dr. 4th parcel to the east of NW 114th St...
3200 Merle Hay, Des Moines, Iowa 50310
Price: $1,476,000
Lot SF: 82,984
County: Polk
To the west of Merle Hay Rd....
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...
9421 NW Polk City Drive, Ankeny, Iowa 50226
Price: $8.50/Sq Ft all or part
Acres: 5.86
County: Polk
Zoning: R-1
Gateway to Ankeny at W. 1st St and HWY 415 at Cherry Glenn Recreational access to Saylorville Lake. Traffic control light is in...
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....
101 SE Veterans Parkway, West Des Moines Iowa 50265
Price: $588,060
County: Polk
Acres: 4.3000
Ideal for Restaurant, service station, high traffic counts, city to vacate right aways, close to Microsoft, streets are in, great visibility. Zoned business park...
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,...