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.

A groundbreaking ceremony for The Residences at Ironwood is scheduled for Wednesday, September 5 at 1:00 PM at the site of the development, 2304 and 2311 1st Avenue South in Altoona.

Representatives from those associated with the project, including The Highgates Group, Garling Construction and First National Bank, will be in attendance at the groundbreaking, along with city and community leaders. Light refreshments will be provided. The Altoona Chamber of Commerce is coordinating the event in conjunction with The Highgates Group.

The Highgates Group is a Toronto-based developer of high-end family focused projects in Iowa and Louisville, Kentucky. The Residences at Ironwood project includes two buildings that will each have 24 two-bedroom units ranging from 1,133 to 1,235 square feet. The first building will be ready for occupancy in July 2019.

“The whole area is booming and I believe we’ve chosen the best location for the Residences at Ironwood,” said Highgates President Joseph Waldman. “This is a boutique development of 48 units that will appeal to everyone from young professionals to empty nesters. Residents can expect luxury finishes from countertops to flooring, 9-foot ceilings, air conditioning and heating in the corridors, top of the line appliances and ‘smart’ high tech wiring throughout the buildings.”

Driving to Des Moines from the Residences at Ironwood will be easy with quick access via I-80 to I-35 and I-235. In addition, the development is close to Ironwood Park, Spring Creek Park and Terrace Hills Golf Course in Altoona, as well as Soccer Park, Prairie Heritage Park and Greenway Park. The Prairie Meadows Casino complex, Adventureland and the Outlets of Des Moines are also nearby in Altoona, providing residents with opportunities for entertainment and shopping just a few minutes away. Another recent entertainment venue in Altoona is the Cinemark Altoona and XD (extreme digital) movie theater on Adventureland Drive, featuring wall-to-wall screens and surround sound in 12 auditoriums.