Projects in the News

Downtown Des Moines Apartment Demand Surging

Screen Shot 2014-05-28 at 11.42.02 PMConstruction activity in downtown Des Moines is setting records due to a huge demand for apartment living. The Des Moines Register recently took a look at some of the projects slated to open in the next year to get a flavor for this development. The Des Moines Building, our latest historic renovation project, was featured  through interview feedback and a nice selection of photos, here.

$800mm Downtown Des Moines Makeover

DM Register Downtown Des Moines $800mm MakeoverDowntown Des Moines is experiencing an urban renaissance from the core outward. Looking ahead at 2014, there are a handful of projects set to make a transformative impact on the downtown area. The Des Moines Register looks at many of these projects, totaling $800mm, and gathers thoughts from local experts and leaders on why we are in such a growth phase here. Nelson Construction & Development is proud to be contributing to this transformation with the renovation of the Des Moines Building at Sixth and Locust.

Omaha Federal Building’s Transformation Nearing Completion

Omaha Federal Building ArticleThe Omaha Federal Building in Omaha, Nebraska is about to begin its new life as a Marriott Residence Inn. Nelson Construction and Development is nearing completion on this 152-room hotel that was the former office building for federal branches like the Secret Service, Army Corps of Engineers, and District Court. The Omaha World Herald goes on to detail many historic details, as well as the new amenities, in today’s newspaper article. The team at Nelson Construction and Development look forward to the completion of this project and the prosperous future ahead for this historic landmark.

Fleming Building Reaches Full Occupancy

Fleming BuildingThe Fleming Building celebrated a milestone on July 18th.  In less than two months since opening the doors for apartment rentals, the Fleming Building is 100% leased.  The building offers market-rate apartment rentals ranging from studio units that have the most great room space in the city to spacious two-bedroom units with spectacular urban views.

The Fleming Building, located at 218 Sixth Avenue, is in the heart of the downtown. Built in 1909, the 11-story structure was designed by Daniel Burnham, a world-renowned American architect of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Owners Mike Nelson and BJ Baker, with the help of Nelson Construction & Development, have transformed a historic, century-old downtown office building into a revitalized mixed-use structure that will add 5,000 square-feet of retail space on Walnut Street and 95 residential units to downtown Des Moines. The project will benefit the metro area as a whole, but will be especially helpful in strengthening the downtown, an important plus for Des Moines because a strong downtown is essential to the success of any community.

Des Moines Building History

July 16, 2011 – David Elbert of the Des Moines Register wrote a great piece today about the history and future plans of the Des Moines Building in downtown Des Moines. Nelson Foutch Development has the honor and privilege of converting this 14-story building into future residential and commercial units. Read the article here.