R&R Realty Group announced today that it is welcoming Hy-Vee, Inc. as the first customer to build at Prairie Tower Business Park at 130th Street and Meredith Drive in Urbandale. The West Des Moines-based supermarket chain is planning to construct a Fast & Fresh store with an accompanying Hy-Vee gas station and a drive up coffee shop.
Prairie Tower Business Park consists of 74 acres of land at the northwest corner of the intersection of 128th Street and Meredith Drive within Urbandale’s Urban Loop. Plans for the park include retail and flex office buildings along Meredith Drive on the southern edge of the property and warehouse space to the north along 128th Street.
It’s the latest of R&R’s developments within the area. Other local properties owned by the company include Center Pointe Business Park, Aurora Business Park, Interstate Acres, Meredith Business Park, Prairie Business Park and Paragon Office Park. Within Paragon Office Park, the newly built Paradigm Building is setting a new, bold standard for speculative office design.
“We’re excited to welcome Hy-Vee to Prairie Tower,” said Steve Gaer, Chief Operations Officer for R&R Realty Group. “There’s a lot of dynamic growth happening within the Urban Loop and we’re proud to be working with Hy-Vee on this new project.”
Also helping to facilitate growth within the area is the upcoming interchange at Meredith Drive on Interstate 35/80. “Growth in this area of the metro is projected to be significant, as evidenced by the 2030 projected traffic counts of 33,750 cars per day on Meredith Drive and 25,500 cars per day on 128th Street,” remarked Gaer. “We think this section of Urbandale is positioned to see quite a transformation within the next several years.”