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  • BY KATHY A. BOLTEN
    Friday, July 19, 2019 10:07 AM
    Numerous adjectives were used Thursday to describe Des Moines’ proposed new zoning code, including “prescriptive,” “overreaching” and “exclusionary.”

  • BY KATHY A. BOLTEN
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 3:04 PM
    Area homebuilders and real estate agents provided a preview of what they likely will say tonight during a public hearing in Des Moines about changes to the city’s proposed zoning code.

  • Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:31 AM
    The average rent of an apartment in Des Moines reached $903 per month in June, up $14 from what renters were paying a year ago, a survey by RENTCafe.com shows. 

  • Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:30 AM
    The Des Moines City Council this week approved the second and third readings of an ordinance that allows 12 acres at the former Franklin Junior High School site to be rezoned from a limited neighborhood retail commercial district to a planned unit development.

  • BY KATHY A. BOLTEN
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:00 AM
    The average value of a building permit for a single-family house in Des Moines in June was $155,785, city records show. The average square footage, 1,251. And that type of housing is what’s needed to meet future workforce needs in the Greater Des Moines area, a recent analysis showed. The study showed that 16,500 newly constructed houses priced below $175,000 will be needed in the next two decades to house workers paid low- and moderate-income wages, workforce segments expected to grow in the next two decades.

  • Norwalk couple planning the ultimate doghouse
    BY KATHY A. BOLTEN
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:00 AM
    A Norwalk couple is making plans to build the ultimate doghouse for their four dogs – a multifaceted facility that caters to pet owners and their four-legged friends.

  • Is Des Moines turning its back on affordable new houses? Homebuilders think so
    BY KATHY A. BOLTEN
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:00 AM
    The average value of a building permit for a single-family house in Des Moines in June was $155,785, city records show. The average square footage, 1,251. And that type of housing is what’s needed to meet future workforce needs in the Greater Des Moines area, a recent analysis showed. The study showed that 16,500 newly constructed houses priced below $175,000 will be needed in the next two decades to house workers paid low- and moderate-income wages, workforce segments expected to grow in the next two decades.

  • BY KATHY A. BOLTEN
    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:00 PM
    The vacancy rate for industrial space in the Greater Des Moines Area is hovering around 3%, a sign that demand for the product continues to be strong, two recently released reports on the market show.

  • BY KATHY A. BOLTEN
    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:00 PM
    A new animal control shelter at Southeast 14th and Harriett streets will replace Des Moines’ existing shelter, which is outdated and in need of numerous repairs, city staff said this week.

  • BY KATHY A. BOLTEN
    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:11 AM

  • BY KATHY A. BOLTEN
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:40 PM
    About 16 years ago, Des Moines city officials implemented design guidelines for new construction in the Eastern Gateway, better known as the Historic East Village Neighborhood.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:25 AM
    The Polk County Housing Trust Fund on Monday was awarded a $250,000 Prairie Meadows Legacy Grant, part of $6.6 million the racetrack and casino donated to area charities and organizations.

  • Monday, July 15, 2019 3:28 PM
    The Des Moines City Council today is slated to vote on the second reading of an ordinance that would rezone 12 acres at the former Franklin Junior High School site from a limited neighborhood retail commercial district to a planned unit development. 

  • BY KATHY A. BOLTEN
    Monday, July 15, 2019 9:35 AM
    The East Village is getting more apartments and office and retail space. Des Moines’ Urban Design Review Board on Tuesday is scheduled to discuss a proposal to build a five-story building with apartments, retail and commercial space at 418 E. Grand Ave. 

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