Building has started on a making in Valley Junction that will be house to a athletics- bar restaurant and retail retail outlet. 

Developer Tim Rypma, who also is involved in other developments in the historic West Des Moines neighborhood, designs a 4,900-square-foot, a person-tale creating at 111 Fifth St. on the southern edge of the blended-use business enterprise district.

Cafe Bix & Co. has signed a lease for the southern parcel, which consists of a big patio going through Railroad Park. The remaining place, between Bix & Co. and the adjacent creating housing Massive Acai Bowl, is available for lease, if possible to a retail tenant, Rypma stated.

A rendering of the new building at 111 Fifth St. in West Des Moines.

To make way for the new creating, the staff demolished a 1960s concrete masonry structure that housed a CPR Mobile Cellular phone Restore retailer, which moved a block north to 216 Fifth St. 

The proposal acquired acceptance from the Valley Junction Historic Master Program Steering Committee, which has established a established of layout rules to preserve the nature and character of the district, the historic downtown of West Des Moines. The suggestions involve a pause on demolition until September so the committee can discover historic properties qualified for preservation.

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