Come take a tour of the first phase of Gray’s Station, the newest urban neighborhood in downtown Des Moines, during the first Gray’s Station Neighborhood Tour. This self-guided tour is held on a monthly basis and covers the popular bike trail and bridge connection, walking paseo, for sale townhomes, and rental LINC Townhomes and LINC apartments plus all the wonderful amenities on site. This month’s tour is on Sunday, August 30 from 1-4 PM.
“We really wanted to bring together all types of downtown residents who may be looking for their next home. This tour shows you every type of product you could want: for sale homes, rental townhomes, rental apartment homes and walk-up studios all within two minutes of downtown Des Moines,” said Kris Saddoris, Vice President of Multifamily Development.
The tour, which can start in any chosen location, will be self-guided in recognition of COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations. Small Gray’s Station teams will be located along each stop to provide information, individually wrapped snacks, beverages, directions and to answer any questions visitors may have while touring.
Best Ways to Visit Gray’s:
While we’re excited to have everyone visit, we are still a slight construction zone. So, here are the best ways to visit us during our Neighborhood Tour:
- Bike, Run or Walk! The downtown bike trails connect to the east, west, south and north. From Water Works Park, the Central Iowa Bike Trails and Gray’s Lake area, you can hit the trail on what looks to be a gorgeous weekend.
- Drive! If you plan to drive, parking can be found along SW 11th and Gray’s Parkway; SW 11th St. and Murphy or Tuttle Streets; to the east along SW 11th St. and at Cityville on 9th!
- Take the Bus! The DART bus system has a drop off in many downtown locations.
Currently there are four townhome floorplans that are completed, with roughly 20-25 completed homes, including a staged Paisley floorplan. The two-and-three-story townhomes range in square footages from 1,500 up to 2,300 with prices starting in the $360’s. The staging in the Paisley is vibrant and was designed by our in-house Hubbell Homes Design Team.”The idea for this space was to be youthful and cheerful. The Urban Collection finishes are modern and clean and these lively colors just add another layer to the fun that you find when living downtown,” said Stacey McDonald, Design Studio & Staging Director.
In addition to the Paisley, visitors to Gray’s Station can now also see other plans like the Embden, Bexley, Asana and many more varieties of downtown homes that will continue to be completed through the rest of late summer into early fall.
Directly to the north of the bike trail, bridge and for-sale townhomes are the LINC townhomes and apartments that are currently available to rent. The LINC townhomes feature a two-car garage, and a mix of floorplan layouts. The first available townhomes will feature three-story walk up units with entry ways on first floors, living and kitchen on second and two and three bedrooms located on the third floors. The LINC apartment homes feature studio-, one-, two-, and two-plus-den homes with private balconies and walk up patios. LINC offers fantastic amenities such as rooftop patio and community spaces, business center, game room, pool + cabana test kitchen + dog space and on site parking.
Just two blocks to the east are the Edison condominiums, another fantastic choice for people looking to live downtown. These affordable condos start at $169,000 and have studio-, one- and two-bedroom options with great views of downtown, single-stall parking available and a 10-year tax abatement. (This is a bonus stop – get your passport stamped here and enter another chance to win a great prize!)
What’s In It For You?
Well, hopefully a place to call home and a new, wonderful neighborhood!
Our knowledgeable teams can get you where you need to go and you can win fun prizes while doing it! At your first stop, be sure to pick up a Tour passport and at each stop, get a stamp to be entered to win an Orchestrate gift card to downtown favorites like Django, Malo and more restaurants. As our tours continue, we will add new prizes and possibilities!
To learn more about the tour, please visit Gray’s Station Neighborhood Tour today!