West Des Moines, IA
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Located in the historic Valley Junction neighborhood in West Des Moines, Iowa Union 315 is a mixed-use building designed to complement its neighborhood while representing its own place in time. One of the largest new structures to be built in Valley Junction in recent years, its double-height first-floor storefront, upper-story residential housing and prominent use of glass contribute to the welcoming, pedestrian-friendly vibe of the area. The 3-story building includes ground-floor retail lease space, second-floor office space and 10 residential units on the third floor. RDG's design for Union 315 helps address the need for affordable housing by incorporating 10 affordable and market-rate apartments on the upper level of the building, a feature that is highly unique within the landscape of the community. To activate upper-level housing within the building, RDG’s design maximizes a previously underdeveloped site, leveraging both the street and the alley behind the building. Combined with easy access to walkable neighborhoods and local dining and shopping amenities, Union 315’s rental units offer an appealing option for Valley Junction residents and allow occupants to live, work and play within the same primary locale.
- CLIENT: Taxium LLC
- COMPLETE: June 2022
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