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Main Street Iowa Celebrates 30 Years of Outstanding Achievements

Main Street Iowa celebrated 30 years of commitment to downtown and commercial district revitalization during an awards celebration held Friday, April 29, 2016, in downtown Des Moines. Attended by approximately 450 individuals representing communities across the state, the event recognized local Main Street innovation, leaders, entrepreneurship, private investments and the catalytic power of Main Street.

The honors were presented by Governor Terry E. Branstad and Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA).

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Historic Sioux City building could become 50-unit apartment complex

A Woodbine, Iowa-based developer plans to build a 50-unit apartment complex in the annex attached to the former Sioux City Central High School.

Darin Smith, co-principal of Arch Icon Development, on Tuesday explained the project to city's Historic Preservation Commission, which approved nominating the annex, at 1212 Nebraska St., to the National Register of Historic Places.

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Flats on Howard are cozy, and they're going fast

You might call it a mini-trend that’s emerging at the new Flats on Howard neighborhood on the western fringe of downtown Omaha.

Studio apartments no bigger than 400 square feet and renting at an average $580 are the hot model at the $20 million redevelopment site that’s opening in phases through 2016.

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$20M apartment project will breathe new life into Howard Street district on western fringe of downtown

An old mansion district-turned-eyesore on the western fringe of downtown Omaha is envisioned as a pedestrian-friendly apartment campus with 153 market-rate residences in a dozen restored historical structures.

The $20 million project set to start this month is an initiative of Woodbine, Iowa-based Arch Icon and TFL Development, whose principal is Ndamukong Suh, former Nebraska football star now with the NFL Detroit Lions.

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