Outlets of Des Moines Takes Shape as Steel Erection Work Begins

August progress shows construction on schedule

The Des Moines region’s first outlet mall is now clearly visible from Interstate 80 and Highway 65 as construction crews erect steel at Outlets of Des Moines a New England Development project. The construction at Outlets of Des Moines will support approximately 500 jobs. Crews are approximately halfway through pouring foundations for the center’s nine buildings, and steel erection for two of the buildings is underway.  Continue reading…


Full Swing Construction Begins at Outlets of Des Moines

October 2017 Grand Opening Planned

New England Development announced today that construction work will be in full swing this month on the Outlets of Des Moines property in Altoona, Iowa. Opening in October 2017, Outlets of Des Moines will feature some of the best brand names in retail. The 300,000 sf outlet center will be located at 801 Bass Pro Drive NW at the intersection of I-80 and US-65, an established destination for entertainment and shopping.   Continue reading…


Spectators Sports Bar and Grill
Opens April 11

Spectators Sports Bar and Grill has announced its grand opening celebration will be held on April 11. The venue, which seats approximately 300 guests, has over 100 viewing screens including a 220″ projection screen on the main wall, a live feed sports ticker and has every sports package offered by DirecTV requiring over five and a half miles of audio-video cabling. General Manager, Lisa Battani, says, “The Spectator’s experience is one that transports our guests to their favorite live sporting event full of fun and excitement.” Todd Chapman, President of Satellite Center, describes Spectators as, “by far the most advanced system ever deployed in Des Moines for a sports bar.” Continue reading…


Des Moines Considered a Silicon Prairie for Tech Industry

Business Facilities Magazine wants to know – will the center of gravity for high-tech development shift from the coasts to the middle of the country?

The below article, recently published by Business Facilities Magazine, points out that the Midwest has become a prime destination for entrepreneurs who are putting down roots for new tech startups. The article cites cost of living and cost of doing business as reasons why some tech startups have chosen locations in the Midwest. Not surprisingly (well, at least to us Midwesterners) another reason cited in the article was Midwest values – a friendly and supportive environment to grow your business. Continue reading…


Families & Developers Choose Altoona for Growth

With Altoona leading the movement, the Des Moines metropolitan area is growing at an unprecedented rate: nearly twice that of the national average. Altoona has already experienced an 8% population increase since 2010, and is continuing to rise. By 2019, the city’s population is expected to reach more than 17,000—a 17% increase since 2010. Continue reading…


Altoona chosen for premier ‘Shoppes’

Premier real-estate developer New England Development is bringing an open-air center—showcasing the nation’s finest retailers—to Altoona. As Iowa’s rising star, Altoona is the hottest choice for major developers shopping the greater Des Moines area.

The Shoppes at Prairie Crossing is a 148-acre development that will feature a powerhouse combination of shopping and dining, with potential for residential additions. The all-around entertainment experience is the latest development in Altoona’s trend of attracting big moves. And it’s yet another reason that Altoona is happening now. Continue reading…