Gray’s Station is Des Moines’ newest neighborhood, bringing 75 acres of living, recreation and commerce into downtown Des Moines. With three phases of development scheduled for the next 10 to 15 years, this community will continue to transform the face of downtown Des Moines for the foreseeable future.
The first project underway is the highly anticipated Gray’s Station bridge, which will connect downtown Des Moines to Gray’s Lake, including the tunnel at Water Works Park. The pedestrian bridge and trail system are both being constructed by Hubbell and are anticipated to be open to the public in late summer.
Meanwhile, the City of Des Moines is reconstructing the wetland park system that runs along the southern portion of Gray’s Station. This system will serve as a water filtration center as well as an educational focal point within the Gray’s Station community. It’s anticipated to have outdoor seating, floating pathways and educational plaques focusing on natural habitats and native plant species.
Phase I of Gray’s Station also includes Linc, an apartment community, and for-sale townhomes covering roughly 17 acres of the development. These communities will extend from MLK Jr. Parkway south to the wetland park system and bike trail.
Linc, currently under construction, will feature two buildings and 200+ apartment homes with varying floorplans, pricing and features. In many cases, units will have high-end finishes, views of downtown and a new concept: an additional den space to use as a work-from-home office, guest room or anything residents want! Linc will also have amenities such as: dog park, clubhouse and pool, fitness center, community rooms, food hall and storefront boutiques.
The biggest change Hubbell is bringing with Gray’s Station is the option to own a home in downtown Des Moines. In the first phase, Gray’s Station will offer 11 townhome plan varieties and a condominium building with various floorplans, finish options and price points. The townhomes will range from roughly 1,500 to 3,000 square feet and will have views of downtown Des Moines. The first homes are expected to start in the $300,000 range and extend up to nearly $1 million for a top-floor condo.
Overall, the Gray’s Station neighborhood will be very walkable and connected to various neighborhoods and districts within Des Moines. The community will feature a number of pocket parks, green spaces and bike-friendly lanes, perfect for people who love experiencing outdoors without giving up the convenient location.
Look for more information on Gray’s Station as we continue to build Phase I and enter into Phase II and III in years to come.