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UnityPoint Health plans new clinic in Waukee


UnityPoint Health is proposing to build a two-story, 55,000-square-foot clinic on the southeast corner of Grand Prairie Parkway and Southeast Tallgrass Lane in Waukee. The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission is expected to vote on the site plan at its meeting later today. The rendering above by Invision Architecture is of a portion of the building.

UnityPoint Health-Des Moines plans to construct a two-story medical office building on nearly 7 acres located on the southeast corner of Grand Prairie Parkway and Southeast Tallgrass Lane in Waukee, city documents show.

Waukee’s Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to vote today at its meeting on the project’s proposed site plan and preliminary and final plats.

The proposed development would be kitty-corner from a medical clinic and surgery center planned by Iowa Clinic, a physician-owned chain of clinics and urgent care centers.

Development of the two clinics “means having better health care access for our residents and those on the west side of the metro,” said Andy Kass, Waukee’s community development director. “Having these medical offices certainly will help spur development along Grand Prairie Parkway, add value to the aesthetics and bring new jobs to the city.”

A UnityPoint primary health care clinic and specialty clinic would be located in the proposed 55,000-square-foot building, according to information provided to the commission. The site plan also indicates there is space on the property to add a 20,000-square-foot expansion. Plans call for development to include 362 parking spaces.

The property is owned by Knapp Properties.

Kass said that Tallgrass Lane would be extended east of Grand Prairie Parkway, providing access to the proposed development.

A UnityPoint Health-Des Moines spokesperson declined to comment about the proposed project.

The Waukee City Council last week approved a development agreement with TIC Properties that includes providing up to $1.66 million in tax increment financing to the proposed project. (TIC Properties is an entity formed by shareholders of Iowa Clinic.) Iowa Clinic is proposing to construct a 60,000-square-foot medical building expected to be valued at a minimum of $14.66 million, according to city documents.

Construction of the facility is expected to be completed by July 31, 2024.

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