430 East Grand was developed by Nelson Construction & Development for the Iowa Workforce Development Center. This complicated project combined the renovation of a dilapidated and structurally compromised structure with an 18,000 square foot, three-story addition.
The retrofit of the existing structure began by recreating several main structural members while keeping the structure in position. Careful coordination was needed to ensure the three floors of the addition were exactly in-line with the existing three floor levels.
The space was designed to play host to a variety of uses, including office space, board room, training, and job fairs. This led to reemergence of this 1900’s car dealership as an open, attractive environment to the patrons and employees operating in the space.