Outlets of Des Moines Celebrates One-Year Anniversary with Continued Growth and Commitment to Central Iowa

Outlets of Des Moines, an open-air lifestyle destination in Altoona, Iowa, and the region’s first outlet center, is officially one year old. To mark the occasion, the center hosted several celebratory events including the grand opening of Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, an art installation by Des Moines artist and illustrator Laura Palmer, one-year anniversary sweepstakes as well as music and entertainment for all ages.  Continue reading…


Groundbreaking Event Set for Luxury Residences in Altoona

The City of Altoona and the community of Ironwood are proud to have The Highgates Group select it as as the development site for new luxury residences in the heart of Altoona. The new development, The Residences at Ironwood, will feature 48 units in two buildings and will complement the existing Ironwood Cottages. Located just 15 miles east of Des Moines, this vibrant new community featuring spacious suites is sure to bring an exciting residential opportunity to the young and young at heart. Continue reading…


City of Altoona & Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce Host Groundbreaking Ceremony for new City Hall location

The City of Altoona, in partnership with the Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce, Christensen Development, Ryan Companies US, Inc., & Design Alliance, will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Altoona City Hall and Police Department facilities located at 900 Venbury Dr., Altoona, Iowa on Tuesday, September 4th at 5:00pm. Continue reading…


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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 Hotel Altoona

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…