THE STORY OF THIS
Bringing Gray’s Station to Life
The Gray’s Station urban neighborhood spans 75 acres, tracing the Raccoon River’s winding edges and downtown Des Moines’ southwestern edge. Development on this unique site dates to the mid-1800’s and the ground was once home to the Norfolk Southern Railroad (where the nod to Station in Gray’s Station comes into play). Together with many partners, this site was rejuvenated to be downtown’s premier urban neighborhood – pushing the norms of downtown living in Des Moines. The creation of this community means continued connectivity, more long-term housing, and opportunities for everyone who wants to call Gray’s Station home.
The Chris & Marcie Coleman Bridge, formerly known as the Gray’s Station bridge, connects Gray’s Station with Gray’s Lake and the 1,500+ acre Water Works Park. The bridge connects the neighborhood to the north of the Raccoon River, Gray’s Lake Park trails, the Fleur Tunnel connector, Water Works Park and Lauridsen amphitheater-Killinger music venues to the south and west.
“It is really powerful to see this unique project come to fruition. This was a critical piece for us to complete in order to have the connectivity, ease of access and tie to downtown Des Moines, Gray’s Lake Park as well as all of Central Iowa’s bike trail systems.”
DOWNTOWN DES MOINES
Whether you’re a retiree or a millennial, there’s something for you to love in Downtown Des Moines!
WHAT TO DO
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