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September 1, 2017

Build Outside the Box

Pioneering developers are risk takers. Across Iowa, cities are vying for competitive projects that are meeting shifting market demands. The City of Cedar Rapids and Urban Land Institute Iowa invite you to hear Iowa experts share their success on projects that push the envelope. Please join us for a special Q & A to hear their stories of risk and reward. Topics to include: * How these development projects met shifting market demands in Iowa * The benefits and challenges of…

Date:
September 1, 2017
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue:
Cedar Rapids Public Library ∙ Whipple Auditorium
Address:
450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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August 24, 2017

Downtown Omaha Development Tour

Some exciting developments are underway in Downtown Omaha. Join us for a trolley tour of the Arts and Trade District, Missouri Riverfront, The Breakers, and the Capitol District. The event will begin and end at Blatt Beer and Table in North Downtown. Following the tour, please stick around for food, drink and networking along with brief remarks from Urban Land Institute Iowa. View tour map here.  View tour site descriptions here.

Date:
August 24, 2017
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
$15

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2017-08-24
April 5, 2017

Housing Matters for Iowa’s Economy – a symposium

Polk County Housing Trust’s third annual housing symposium will focus on the critical role of affordable housing in our region’s economic development. Maya Brennan of the Urban Institute will share how these issues play out nationwide, and a panel of local experts will discuss how developers can collaborate with government and economic development officials for a stronger economy and more affordable housing here in Central Iowa.  The symposium will be held at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.  No cost…

Date:
April 5, 2017
Time:
8:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost:
Free
Venue:
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Address:
909 Robert D. Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA United States
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March 23, 2017

East Village Tour of New Projects

East Village is in the midst of a building boom.  Tour two recently-opened projects with their developers and fellow ULI Members.  The tour will convene at City Square, a full block redevelopment on Locust Street with a  Staybridge Suites hotel, apartments with a variety of unit types, and parking structure with rooftop amenities.  We will learn about the history of the project, tour the exterior, hotel lobby and amenities, one of the hotel rooms, a couple of the more unique…

Date:
March 23, 2017
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Venue:
City Square
Address:
210 E. Walnut St.
Des Moines, 50309 United States
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January 11, 2017

Building Health Corridors: Strategies for Transforming Urban and Suburban Arterials into Thriving Places- Simulcast

Outdated and automobile-oriented commercial corridors exist in nearly every community across the United States, creating adverse health and safety conditions for the people who live, work, and travel on these streets. Over a two-year period, the ULI Healthy Corridors project investigated best practices to reinvent these under-performing corridors in health-promoting ways. Four “demonstration corridors”—in Denver, Boise, Nashville, and Los Angeles—have engaged local partners in their community to work on the opportunities and challenges for specific corridors to become better places.…

Date:
January 11, 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue:
Greater Des Moines Partnership
Address:
700 Locust St., Ste 100
Des Moines, IA United States

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2017-01-10
November 17, 2016

Members Only Tour of Downtown Hy-Vee and 420 Court Ave.

Members Only Tour of Downtown Hy-Vee and 420 Court Ave. The much anticipated Downtown Hy-Vee is nearing completion.  Join us for a behind the scenes tour of the store and the mixed use development that surrounds it.  This event is exclusive to members of ULI Iowa. Schedule: 7:30 am – 9:00 am Location: Downtown Hy-Vee 420 Court Avenue Des Moines Registration Fees: No cost for ULI members, but registration is required. Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Contact ULI Iowa after the…

Date:
November 17, 2016
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Venue:
Downtown Hy-Vee
Address:
420 Court Ave.
Des Moines, 50309 United States
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Organizer:
ULI Iowa
Phone:
515-205-2158

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November 2, 2016

Downtown Des Moines Walkability Public Meeting -Two

We need your help exploring ideas to make getting around Downtown feel safer, more comfortable, and convenient. Urban Land Institute Iowa, Greater Des Moines Partnership and the City of Des Moines have begun a formal study to examine the existing street network within Downtown. The goal is to explore opportunities to use existing right-of-way to enable further enhancements of the Downtown Core. (i.e. Make Downtown more walkable.) The formal study, called Connect Downtown, will be hosting two public meetings where…

Date:
November 2, 2016
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Website:
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November 2, 2016

Downtown Des Moines Walkability Public Meeting – One

We need your help exploring ideas to make getting around Downtown feel safer, more comfortable, and convenient. Urban Land Institute Iowa, Greater Des Moines Partnership and the City of Des Moines have begun a formal study to examine the existing street network within Downtown. The goal is to explore opportunities to use existing right-of-way to enable further enhancements of the Downtown Core. (i.e. Make Downtown more walkable.) The formal study, called Connect Downtown, will be hosting two public meetings where…

Date:
November 2, 2016
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
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October 20, 2016

Postponed – Multi-Family Housing – A Panel Discussion

POSTPONED – Multi-Family Housing – A Panel Discussion  More area residents call downtown Des Moines “home” than ever before.  Vacancy rates  over near zero and the nearly 2500 housing units that will soon be coming available is a record for downtown.  A panel of established home-grown and out-of-town developers in the downtown Des Moines market will convene to discuss their experiences with downtown’s residential growth and their aspirations as they look ahead.  We will ask the panel to discuss the qualities…

Date:
October 20, 2016
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Venue:
Greater Des Moines Partnership
Address:
700 Locust St., Ste 100
Des Moines, IA United States
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Organizer:
ULI Iowa
Phone:
515-205-2158

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September 29, 2016

Postponed – Members Only Tour of 215 E. Third St.

Members Only Tour of 215 E. Third St. Thursday, September 29, 2016 (NEW DATE TBA) Join Christensen Development for a tour of 215 E. Third St.  The renovated Dilley Manufacturing building is now the home for Christensen Development, Beal Derkenne Construction, Molly’s Cupcakes and the Iowa Taproom.  The tour will also include updates on the neighboring properties of 317 E. Court, which is under construction to be the Des Moines branch of Peacetree Brewery, and 322 E. Court, which will…

Date:
September 29, 2016
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue:
Christensen Development
Address:
215 E. Third St.
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Organizer:
ULI Iowa
Phone:
515-205-2158

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