Springing Forward: What’s Ahead in 2022 In & Around Gray’s?

Gray’s Station is located right in downtown Des Moines, so it should come as no surprise that things are happening all the time in this community. From the addition and introduction of floor plans to the construction of a huge new soccer stadium, to a music festival headlining Charli XCX, 2022 is set to be a big year for the neighborhood as we enter the spring. Here are just a couple of things coming to Gray’s Station this year and down the line.

New Floorplans Available


This two-story townhome has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, two-car attached garage and 1,871 square feet of living space. The modest yet modern end-unit townhome has an open-concept living, dining and kitchen layout with the primary bed/bath and a second bedroom and main bath all located on the first floor. With a second level dedicated to a wet bar and rooftop patio with the option of full-deck upgrade and an optional lower-level feature with an expansive living room, as well as an additional bed and bath, this floorplan has excitement on every level.


The Marlow is a two-story townhome with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, two-car attached garage and 2,277 square feet of space as an interior unit. The first level has an expansive kitchen-dining combo space opening into the living room and main bath. The second level features three beds, including primary bed/bath, laundry, and multiple walk-in closets. Like the Maison, this spacious plan comes with an optional lower-level finish with an additional living room and bath.


The Emden plan is a two-story townhome plan featuring modified rooftop patio options, three bedrooms, 2.5 baths and 1,528-1,568 square feet of space. The first level features a two-car attached garage, walk-in kitchen, dining, living and half bath. Three bedrooms, including a primary and ensuite bathroom, and laundry are on the second level. The Emden also features a rooftop patio option, including patio, pergola, and optional deck additions with railings.

What’s Happening

80/35 Music Festival

The annual celebration of music is back in the summer of 2022 in Des Moines. 80/35 2022 takes place July 8-9 in the beautiful Western Gateway Park. Headliners this year are Charli XCX and Father John Misty. This marks the 13th anniversary of the music festival and is sure to be a blast, especially with the 2020 and 2021 festivals being canceled due to COVID-19.

IRONMAN Des Moines

Cheer on the elite athletes competing in the 2022 Certified IRONMAN North American Championship in Des Moines this summer. Race day starts with a 2.4-mile urban swim in Gray’s Lake. Athletes will push their limits on this 112-mile ride featuring rolling hills and city views. The final leg of this race features an action-packed city tour, spectator-lined trails and a downtown finish line. Take in the action on June 12.

Down the Line

ProUSL Soccer Stadium + Global Plaza

Professional soccer is coming to Iowa in a big way in 2024. With a USL team and a beautiful new stadium and global plaza, located right next to Gray’s Station. This development will of course include the stadium, as well as other projects including an entertainment venue and a stadium hotel. This is great news for Gray’s Station residents because the stadium is expected to increase the surrounding property value by as much as 10 times. It is also expected to add greatly to the Des Moines economy by bringing in an expected one million visitors by 2028, over 2,000 permanent jobs, as well as property taxes and revenue, construction jobs during development, and more. Not to mention that the project will be absolutely beautiful. Learn more about the project here.

Slate at Gray’s Landing

In addition to the stadium, Sherman Associates is developing a 55+ residential product right in the heart of Gray’s Landing, Slate at Gray’s Landing. This adds 132 units to the area. The building will be four stories tall with underground parking. Amenities including a connected one-story clubhouse with an indoor pool, a fitness center, community room, spa, and family room will all be available to the resident of the upcoming community, expected to be finished in 2023.

There you have it, stay up to date with things coming up in and around Gray’s with Catch Des Moines, or just stop by and see what’s going on. There’s bound to be something for you!