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NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS South-side church buys former grocery store building


Living Water Fellowship paid Fareway Stores Inc. $1 million for property at 3000 S.E. 22nd St., Des Moines, Polk County real estate records show. 

The 22,538-square-foot building, constructed in 1997, had been used as a grocery store. The store closed several months ago. In 2019, the property was valued at $1.2 million. The transaction was recorded on April 14.

Josh Daggett, lead pastor at Living Water Fellowship, in an email to the Business Record, said the interior of the former grocery store will be remodeled and the church will move into it.

In related action, the Des Moines City Council on Monday approved a request from Daggett to rezone property at 3161 S.E. 22nd St., where the church currently meets. The 1,224-square-foot building has had several uses over the years, including a sweet shop and laundry and bakery and restaurant. 

Daggett, in an email, wrote that a day care was going to purchase the building at 3161 S.E. 22nd St. currently used by the church but the buyer pulled out of the deal for several reasons, including COVID-19. 

The council, on a 7-0 vote, approved the zoning change and waived the second and third readings of the ordinance. 

In other transactions:

Dental Studio Johnston LLC
 paid Johnston Land Development LLC $1.65 million for property at 5495 N.W. 100th St. in Johnston, Polk County real estate transactions show. The 3,906-square-foot building, constructed in 2018, was valued at $1.1 million. The transaction was recorded on April 20. 

Apex Dental Properties LLC paid KEC Investments LLC $1.27 million for property at 725 S. 51st St. in West Des Moines, records show. The 1.8-acre plot of undeveloped land was valued at $2,360. The transaction was recorded on April 14.

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