February 22, 2024
With objective to have reasonably priced housing, Waukee metropolis plans 128 townhomes

Plans are underway for an reasonably priced housing improvement for low-income households and folks aged 62 and older in one of many Des Moines metro’s fastest-growing suburbs.

Waukee metropolis officers wish to construct two 64-unit townhome complexes on a 13.5-acre parcel close to Northwest Excessive College. Metropolis officers have lengthy sought to supply reasonably priced housing choices and thought the lot’s location and proximity to the highschool and Triumph Park can be a very good match, mentioned assistant metropolis administrator Nick Osborne.

The town bought the parcel at North Warrior Lane and Northeast Douglas Parkway for $902,000 from Prairie Rose Waukee, which developed single-family houses within the close by Prairie Rose subdivision, Osborne mentioned.

With objective to have reasonably priced housing, Waukee metropolis plans 128 townhomes

“We wished this to be included inside an current neighborhood or a neighborhood that is going to be there,” he mentioned. “It is not like it may be in a sure part of city.”

The town is working with Wisconsin-based developer Northpointe Growth on the mission, which kicks off with townhomes for households on the parcel’s south finish. Townhomes for seniors can be constructed on the north finish.