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  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015 2:53 PM
    Janssen Lodging Inc., a corporation formed Jan. 22 by hotel developer and startup investor Ravi Patel, paid $4 million on Jan. 23 for the Hotel Fort Des Moines at 10th and Walnut streets. 

  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015 2:50 PM
    Sales of new single-family houses rose 11.6 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000 units, the National Association of Home Builders said after a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. 

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:34 PM
    Colby Interests will demolish its Apple Valley shopping center in Windsor Heights to make way for a phased retail development called Midtown Center that could add $10 million in taxable value once the new project is completed and leased. 

  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015 11:11 AM
    Construction companies added 500 workers in December and construction employment increased by 4,700 from a year ago, an industry group said. 

  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:13 PM
    The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced that Ann Sobiech Munson, an architect and specifier with Substance Architecture in Des Moines, is a recipient of the 2015 AIA Young Architects Award. 

    Monday, January 26, 2015 1:14 PM
    Today, McRoberts owns the entire block bordered on the north and south by Vine and Market streets and on the east and west by Southwest Second and Third streets. He recently obtained permits to raze the last two buildings that remain, and though his plans for the future are a little vague, he knows the future will be good. 

    Friday, January 23, 2015 4:34 PM

    The $35 million renovation of the former Register and Tribune building will be among the first projects considered for tax credit incentives under a new state program.


  • A Closer Look: Joel Nelson
    Friday, January 23, 2015 6:00 AM
    Joel Nelson was promoted to president and chief operating officer of LCS in November 2014. 

  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 2:25 PM
    The city of Des Moines and Friends of SW 9th are hosting a review of a plan to improve the Southwest Ninth Street corridor at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Christ the King Church parish hall, 5711 S.W. Ninth St.  

  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 1:20 PM

  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:50 AM
    The American Institute of Architects said today that its monthly index of billings reached 52.2 in December, up from 50.9 in November. 

  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:48 AM
    Groundbreaking for U.S. single-family homes rose in December to the highest level in more than 6 1/2 years and permits surged, in a hopeful sign for the housing market recovery, Reuters reported.  

  • Tuesday, January 20, 2015 2:25 PM
    Builder confidence in the market for new single-family homes declined one point to 57, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, according to a release. 

  • Monday, January 19, 2015 2:42 PM
    Kum & Go LC's Linden Street Investments LLC has completed its acquisition of the 1400 block of Grand Avenue. 

    Friday, January 16, 2015 9:33 AM

    The Iowa Economic Development Authority will receive an update today on scaled-back plans for a convention center hotel in Des Moines. The review comes at a time when leaders from the public and private sectors are attempting to fill a funding gap of about $6 million in what now is a roughly $90 million project to build a 300-room, four-star hotel at the former Allied Insurance Co. site just south of the Iowa Events Center.


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