Development is Happening Now, in the City of Altoona

City of Altoona issues $53 million in construction permits for over 400,000 square-feet of space.

As of July 31, the City of Altoona has issued a total of 139 building permits. This represents over $53 million in permit valuation and over 400,000 square-feet of new or improved space. By comparison, on July 31, 2015 the City had issued permits for $23 million and 194,000 square-feet, showing an increase of 124% in valuation and 105% in square-feet of space. Continue reading…

Residential Construction Altoona Building Outlets of Des Moines

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…

Building Building Annual Plant Sale

Brew n’ Blooms

2016 Polk County Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale

Join the Polk County Master Gardeners and the Mud, Camp, Spring Creek Watershed Management Authority for a morning of Brew n’ Blooms at Victorian Acres on Saturday, May 7, from 8:30 am to 10 am. 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…

Jolly Holiday Lights

Make-A-Wish Iowa’s Jolly Holiday Lights Moves to Adventureland

Jolly Holiday Lights will be open this fall from November 22 – January 1

Last December’s unseasonable weather had a disastrous effect on Make-A-Wish® Iowa’s largest fundraising event, Jolly Holiday Lights. Water Works Park, which was home to the event for twenty years was flooded, causing the charity to shutdown half-way through their event. Today, the organization is announcing it is moving the fundraiser to the Adventureland Campgrounds in Altoona. Continue reading…