Framing well underway at mixed-use building
Framing is well underway at Highpointe South, in Ankeny, IA. This mixed-use building will contain 29 residential units as well as a commercial component on the first floor. Mixed-use buildings like this present some added complexities both in construction and relating to code requirements such as separating different occupancies, building hybrid structural systems with steel and wood, separating commercial from residential circulation. In this project, the commercial portion of the building has a structural steel frame supporting the wood frame residential portion above. Many mixed-use buildings containing commercial and residential components create a rich and dynamic urban-type setting, which is desirable to many young professionals and businesses. Mixed use buildings and developments can also encourage greater housing variety and density, reduced distances between housing and offices, retail services, and other destinations, and stronger neighborhood character. Highpointe, sited in extreme southern Ankeny, is the first building you see as you come in to town from Des Moines, and its urban, modern feel and views to downtown will enhance its connection to Des Moines. Highpointe’s location and presence appeals to businesses wanting a visible presence and an residents who want convenience and proximity to Des Moines.
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