Permits for more than 250 new commercial construction projects were issued in the Des Moines area in 2022, a review of city and county building permits shows. 


The projects' total value? Over $1.97 billion. 


The two projects with the highest permit value were Microsoft Corp.'s data centers that are under construction in West Des Moines. A permit valued at $265.4 million was issued in July for a data center at 3655 S.E. Soteria Ave. In December, a permit valued at $255 million was issued for a data center at 5855 S.W. Kerry St.

To find out more, check out the Business Record's database that includes information about building permits issued in 2022 for commercial projects valued at over $250,000.

Click here to find out what commercial building permits were issued in 13 Des Moines-area communities and Polk County. To view a spreadsheet that includes the commercial building permit information, click here.