Altoona Arts, Online Survey

The City of Altoona is exploring ways to stimulate community engagement through public art and cultural programming. Consultants have been engaged to work with the community to form a vision and plan for cultivating engaging and memorable spaces to work and play in Altoona. Continue reading…


Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel to Open Monday

The 107-room hotel, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Altoona, Iowa is scheduled to open this Monday, April 24, 2017 with its smart, inventive public space and guest room design, and its bright and inviting decor. Located at 460 Bass Pro Drive NW, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Des Moines Altoona will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Heart of America Group of Moline, Illinois. Continue reading…


One year out: Altoona outlet mall on schedule

Originally published by: Patt Johnson | The Des Moines Register

Des Moines metro’s newest shopping center will open in exactly one year — guaranteed.

The last load-bearing beam at the Outlets of Des Moines project in Altoona was put in place this week, which signals the project’s skeleton structure is in place. Workers have started enclosing three of the outlet’s planned nine buildings, said Mike Barelli, vice president of New England Development, the Boston-based company building the outlet mall. Continue reading…


Facebook announces fourth expansion to Altoona Data Center

by Brice Towns, Altoona data center site manager
Used with permission from the Altoona Data Center Facebook page.

Just over a year ago, we announced our plans to expand the Altoona Data Center to three buildings. In that announcement, we spoke about the city of Altoona, state of Iowa, construction partners, and our employees all working at historic speeds and helping us scale. Today, it’s because of these partners and our employees that we can once again share our plans to build out our data center even further. But this time, with a cold storage facility. Continue reading…