Outlets of Des Moines Takes Shape as Steel Erection Work Begins

August progress shows construction on schedule

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 11, 2016) – The Des Moines region’s first outlet mall is now clearly visible from Interstate 80 and Highway 65 as construction crews erect steel at Outlets of Des Moines a New England Development project.  The construction at Outlets of Des Moines will support approximately 500 jobs.  Crews are approximately halfway through pouring foundations for the center’s nine buildings, and steel erection for two of the buildings is underway. 

“This is one of my favorite parts of the construction process – when you can begin to see the buildings emerging from the ground,” said Mike Barelli, Vice President for New England Development. “Despite some of the recent weeks of heavy rain and extremely high heat indexes, everything is on schedule and we are extremely pleased with how things are progressing.” 

When completed in October 2017, the 300,000 square foot development will feature major-label outlet stores and restaurants and employ approximately 800-1,000 people on-site and another 180 indirectly as a result of purchases made through the Des Moines area’s supply chain to support the project.  

Just six miles from Des Moines, Outlets of Des Moines is located at the same exit as  Adventureland Amusement Park and Prairie Meadows, and adjacent to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.  

About New England Development

For over 35 years, New England Development has taken a creative, entrepreneurial approach to real estate development and management, delivering and sustaining successful projects across a wide range of property types and across the country. New England Development’s growing portfolio of retail projects includes an exciting mix of outlet centers including Asheville Outlets® in Asheville, North Carolina; Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach, Florida and Outlets of Little Rock in Little Rock, Arkansas.  

Additional outlet centers in development include Clarksburg Premium Outlets® in Clarksburg, Maryland and Outlets of Des Moines in Altoona, Iowa and Outlets of Michigan in Romulus, Michigan. For more information, visit www.NEDevelopment.com.