Ankeny, Iowa set new growth record in 2019

ANKENY, Iowa- The City of Ankeny set new development records last year.

The City of Ankeny granted permits valued at 416-Million dollars, in commercial and residential development in 2019.

Permits were issued for 35 new commercial buildings, and more than 11-hundred in residential units, including 544-single family homes, nearly 400 townhomes, and 185-multi-family units. Over the past six years, the City of Ankeny has permitted more than $2.1 billion worth of projects, an average of $350 million annually.

“Ankeny continues to see growth across all sectors, with non-residential projects being permitted at record levels the past two years,” said City Manager David Jones. “The recent increase in commercial and industrial development is significant—in terms of number of projects, level of investment and number of jobs created—and important to our overall strategy in terms of tax base diversification and economic opportunities in the community. Ankeny continues to see robust residential development as well, particularly single family residential development.”

There were some larger scale construction projects for 2019 in Ankeny: Casey’s Retail Company headquarters expansion; The Opus Group and Hubbell Realty Company warehouse projects; new office/service buildings for Ruan Transport Corporation and Ankeny Sanitation Inc.; and The Toro Company’s expansion. In addition, several service oriented businesses expanded and opened throughout Ankeny.

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