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Iowa’s First Modern Mass Timber Office Building Underway 

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Assembly of the mass timber components have begun on 111 East Grand, Iowa’s first modern mass timber office building. The 66,800-square-foot, four-story multi-use building is located in the heart of the East Village of Des Moines.

The project is a collaborative development between JSC Properties, Rypma Properties, Christensen Development and Ryan Companies, and will be the largest project in North America to use Dowel Laminated Timber (DLT). Featuring a “shou sugi ban” charred wood exterior and timber frame, the building continues the development of retail along Grand Avenue, and connects City Hall with the East Village.

Ryan Companies will move its 150-employee Des Moines team into 10,500 square feet at the new building, when completed in Spring 2019. Three additional tenants have already secured leases; Neumann Monson Architects (4,500 square feet); St. Kilda Surf + Turf (3,100 square feet); and West Financial Advisors (2,800 square feet).

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