The restoration of a building once called North Des Moines City Hall is among the projects that have been approved for state brownfield/grayfield redevelopment tax credits.

Indigo Dawn LLC will receive up to $200,000 in grayfield tax credits for its $2.75 million redevelopment of North Des Moines City Hall at 1601 Sixth Ave. and a building at 1605 Sixth. North Des Moines City Hall will be restored and will include three apartments on the second floor with commercial space on the first floor. A one-story building at 1605 Sixth will be rehabilitated for a retail or service business. The buildings are owned by the nonprofit 6th Avenue Corridor Inc., an organization that is attempting to revitalize several properties. 

Also approved was the $40 million conversion of the 104-year-old Midland building at 206 Sixth Ave. from an office building to luxury hotel for a maximum brownfield tax credit of $400,000. Chicago-based Aparium Hotel Group plans a 140-room, full-service, four-star hotel that will include a restaurant, ballroom and meeting spaces. 

Developer Kent Mauck was approved for up to $400,000 in grayfield credits for the $4.3 million redevelopment of a parking lot on Third Avenue. The project calls for a three-story, 22,830-square-foot office building with an art studio on the ground floor, according to a staff report to the Iowa Economic Development Authority board.

The IEDA board approved 20 projects statewide for a total of $10 million in tax credits when it met Oct. 20. 

Brownfield credits are for sites that have real or perceived environmental contamination. Grayfield credits are for vacant or blighted sites.