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A LICE ' S R OAD /105 TH S TREET I-80 I NTERCHANGE P ROGRESS R EPORT , A PRIL 2005 Waukee's Growth Remains Strong continued…

PAINTED WOODS: Dan Stanbrough began this subdivision in the spring of 2004. This development features executive lots ranging from 0.5 to 2.0 acres surrounded by a wooded creek area. Stanbrough Development is also is the developer of Grace Woods. CITY OF WAUKEE ANNUAL WASHINGTON D.C. TRIP APRIL 5 - 8, 2005

GLYNN VILLAGE: Hubbell Homes is the developer of this subdivision located just south of Centennial Park. This is Hubbell's first project in the City of Waukee. This development is a conservation subdivision which is characterized by common open space and clustered compact lots. The purpose of a conservation subdivision is to protect the natural resources while allowing for the maximum number of residences under current community zoning and subdivision regulations. Glynn Village has a number of green belt parks with trails that are intertwined throughout the development.

Special Interest Articles:

Metro-area Growth 2000-2005

Cities conduct Special Census...................... 1 Waukee's Growth Remains Strong ..................... 2 I-80 Interchange Progress Report..................... 2

WILLIAMS POINTE: Regency Homes is the developer of this project located just north of University Avenue. This subdivision is the site of the 2005 Home Show, and boasts a multitude of housing options. Regency is also the developer of the Willowbrook and Windfield subdivisions.

New Mall Has Ancillary Impact ..................... 3

SPYGLASS: Oaks Development is the developer of this subdivision located just south of the Sugar Creek Golf Course. This project has rolling topography that lends itself well for single family housing.

WAUKEE'S ELECTED OFFICIALS Mayor

PARKVIEW CROSSING: Jerry's Homes has been very successful developing previous plats of this subdivision, and the City is very pleased to see them continue their strong tradition of building homes in Waukee.

Tony Oberman

Results of Waukee’s Special Census Certified Census Bureau Reveals City Has Grown by Almost 60%

City Council Jeff Mertz, Mayor Pro Tem

New Waukee Subdivisions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Neighbors Surpass Des Moines in Population; Western Suburbs Continue to Grow at a Record Pace

Booming Burbs 2000-2005.............................. 1

LEGACY POINTE: This is Ewing Development's first project in Waukee. Legacy Pointe is a planned community designed to fit the lifestyle of adults 55 and older. This development offers townhome, apartment, and assisted care living accommodations. In addition to the senior housing there is a commercial town centre complete with dining, hair salon, movie theater, and a library.

Subdivision Jerry’s Homes Gracewood Triton Homes Windfield Willowbrook Legacy Pointe Williams Pointe Spyglass Hubbell Homes Hemingway Grant Park Parkview Crossing Stanbrough Development Gabus Development Painted Woods

BOOMING BURBS

2003-2005 Acres Single Family 120 (X) 22 59 5 70 214 54 100 74 80 298 170 33 60 285 640 38 120 88 120 50 110 120 (X) 178 (X) 158 144

Townhomes (X)

Condo Units

William Peard

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Nicholas Gruber

Donald L. Bailey Jr. Darlene Stanton

80 412 Waukee City Hall 230 Highway 6 Waukee Iowa 50263 Tel: 515 987-4522 Fax: 515 987-1845 Web: www.waukee.org

The rapid growth in Waukee shows no sign of slowing according to the latest figures released by the United States Census Bureau in November of 2004. The results of the certified census show an increase in population of just over 3,000 people or nearly 60%. After the 2000 census, the city's population was 5,126 people, but due to the rapid growth the community was experiencing in recent years, the City Council requested a special census be conducted in the spring of 2004. The special census concluded that Waukee's new population was 8,132 residents. "The actual certified census numbers were slightly higher than what the City staff had estimated…so we are very pleased," said Waukee City Administrator Mark Arentsen. "Based upon the volume of building and newly approved

subdivisions, we expect the community to keep growing at approximately the same rate it has been." On March 10, 2005, census takers hit the streets in West Des Moines to conduct a special census for that community. City officials are predicting that their population will now exceed 53,000 residents, up from the 46,403 that was certified in 2000. "This is some of the most impressive growth you will find for a city our size, certainly in the Midwest and probably throughout the country," said Jeff Pomeranz, West Des Moines City Manager. "I think our people like what they are seeing out here."


Continued Support for Funding From Iowa's Congressional Delegation Alice’s Road/105th Street – I-80 Interchange

The Cities of Waukee and West Des Moines are jointly seeking continued support for funding from Iowa’s Congressional Delegation for the future Alice’s Road/105th Street – I-80 Interchange

Metro-area Growth 2000-2005

The Case for Federal Funding • According to the Special Census certified in October of 2004, Waukee has 3,000 more residents than it did after the 2000 Census, an increase of nearly 60%. West Des Moines is currently conducting a Special Census they believe will show that the community has grown by over 7,000 residents since 2000. The population of Dallas County jumped 13.2 percent during the last three years. The county's population went from 40,750 to 46,148 as the Des Moines metro area continued to push westward. Dallas County's growth ranked 74th in the nation and 1st in Iowa. • The fastest growing school district in the State of Iowa Enrollment in Waukee elementary schools has more than tripled since 1998, when 961 pupils were present; elementary enrollment K-6 in 2005 is 2,899. The Waukee School District enrollment has been averaging 450 new students each year. • Over the next few years the Jordan Creek Town Center , the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Office Complex, and surrounding development in this area is predicted to generate over $ 1 billion in new valuation and 16,000 jobs.

• Waukee and West Des Moines enter into a 28E agreement for the I-80 Interchange (10/16/2001). ¾ $600,000 initially expended for design and engineering of the proposed interchange ¾ $5,000,000 reserved for the construction phase of the I-80 interchange project ¾ Cities will jointly submit requests for grants and other forms of assistance to fund the construction of the interchange • Waukee and West Des Moines/I-80 Interchange awarded federal funding: $2.5 million in 2003, $3.0 million in 2004, $1.5 million in 2005. The Cities are requesting $3.0 million in federal funding necessary for the project to proceed. • I-80 Alice’s Road/105th Street Interchange is in the Des Moines Metropolitan Planning Organization and Iowa Department of Transportation’s Long Range Plans.

• Transportation infrastructure within this region has become increasingly important to the commuting workforce within a 60 mile radius. • Development of the Alice’s Road/105th Street corridor will provide the only true North-South corridor west of I-35, addressing the commercial and residential transportation demands of Urbandale, Clive, West Des Moines, Waukee, and Dallas County. • There continues to be overwhelming support from residents, current and prospective businesses, real estate developers, civic organizations, and community leaders. Alice's Road/105th Street I-80 Interchange: Accommodating the Rapidly Growing Western Suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa


Continued Support for Funding From Iowa's Congressional Delegation For the Alice’s Rd/105 th Street I-80 Interchange

ALICE'S ROAD CORRIDOR TIMELINE

Intersection at Alice's Road and University Ave

Westown Parkway L.A. Grant to Waco Place

This project involves the construction of four lanes of University Ave. from Waco Place to Alice's Road. A raised median and turn lanes will be added to match the four lanes east of Waco Place/98th St. The intersection has been redesigned so that the road can be extended south without creating an additional crossing over the railroad tracks. The project is expected to begin construction early in the spring of 2006, and be completed that fall.

The extension of Westown Parkway will occur over a period of 2 to 3 years as development occurs west of Waco Place and east of L.A. Grant Parkway. A new elementary school is scheduled to open in 2007 just north of Westown Parkway. The school will serve as a catalyst for residential development in this area. Alice's Road/105th Street I-80 Interchange The Cities of Waukee and West Des Moines have been planning this project for over ten years. Within the last decade both communities have experienced significant growth which has warranted the construction of an interchange at I-80 to better serve the development that is occurring. The project is identified in the MPO's and IDOT's Long Range Plans. This project will provide necessary connectivity for the communities in this region. Recently the two communities have hired CH2M Hill, a firm that does a significant amount of work for IDOT, to conduct the environmental documentation for this project. The two Cities anticipate hiring engineers to design the interchange in the Fall of 2005. The project is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2006 and open to traffic by the end of the summer in 2007.

Alice's Road Extension University Ave. to Ashworth Road The extension of Alice’s Rd. from University Ave. to the I-80 will most likely occur in three phases. The first phase will involve the construction of two lanes from the redesigned intersection at University Ave south to Westown Parkway. This is scheduled to occur by the end of 2006. The second phase will consist of extending two lanes of Alice’s Road from Westown Parkway to just south of Ashworth Rd., connecting to the future I-80 Interchange. The project will be completed before the I-80 Interchange is opened to traffic. The final phase of the Alice’s Rd. project will involve the construction of an additional two lanes featuring a landscaped boulevard. This will most likely occur within the next four to five years.

WAUKEE'S ELECTED OFFICIALS Mayor..................... Tony Oberman

City Council............... Jeff Mertz, Mayor Pro Tem Nicholas Gruber William Peard Donald L. Bailey Jr. Darlene Stanton

Alice's Road/105th Street I-80 Interchange: Accommodating the Rapidly Growing Western Suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa


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A LICE ' S R OAD /105 TH S TREET I-80 I NTERCHANGE P ROGRESS R EPORT , A PRIL 2005

Waukee's Growth Remains Strong

New Mall Projected to Have Ancillary Impact

More new subdivisions than any other time in City's history

Development remains strong around new mall

Waukee has more real estate developers building homes in the community than in any other period

Did You Know…

City of Waukee Building Permit Valuation 1998 to 2004

According to The Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) explosive metro-area growth has given the suburbs a slight population edge over Des Moines in 2005. The MPO studied employment and household numbers to estimate Des Moines population. City planners from the suburbs based their estimates on the number of new homes, apartments and townhomes, factoring in vacancy rates and the average number of people per household.

A LICE ' S R OAD /105 TH S TREET I-80 I NTERCHANGE P ROGRESS R EPORT , A PRIL 2005

in the City’s history. City officials said while they are excited about the new developers building in the community, it is also gratifying to see the developers that initiated the building boom continue to develop new subdivisions in Waukee.

Jordan Creek Town Center is already serving as a catalyst for new development and is providing an immediate impact on the surrounding area. Here's a look at the most obvious impacts to date.

"Waukee feels fortunate to have this caliber of developers building in our community. We are also grateful that there is housing being developed at all levels of the market," said Jody Gunderson, Waukee's Director of Community Development.

The mall and the adjacent Wells Fargo Home Mortgage complex are igniting a development boom. West Des Moines Community Development Director Clyde Evans said the City is expecting about $1 billion in construction and more than 16,000 jobs created in the surrounding area within three years. Those two projects and others nearby will add more than 6 million square feet of primarily retail and commercial construction. Evans said these projects alone could add at least $800 million worth of new property to the suburb's tax rolls.

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Evans is pleased with the direction development has taken and expects more to come. "You name a retailer, and they have probably already had initial meetings with the City," he says. The office, retail and commercial projects are attracting more housing opportunities. Millions of dollars' worth of condominiums, apartment buildings and other housing are planned around the mall. In addition, Evans said, the City has been working through the preliminary plans with developers which have the potential of adding 1,500 to 1,800 single-family homes and townhomes.

Traffic

PROGRESS REPORT

Alice's Road/105th Street I-80 Interchange • November 2001 - The cities of Waukee and West Des Moines enter into a 28E agreement committing $5.6 million toward the development of the estimated $16.0 million I-80 interchange project. • January 2003 - Interchange project receives $2.5 million Congressional earmark. • May 2003 - Interchange project added to the IDOT’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). • January 2004 - Interchange project receives $3.0 million Congressional earmark. • December 2004 - Interchange project receives $1.5 million Congressional earmark. • January 2005 - Waukee/West Des Moines enter into formal contract with Iowa Dept of Transportation specifying terms and eligible uses for appropriated federal funds. • January 2005 - Cities contract with CH2M Hill to conduct the environmental document for the I-80 Interchange. • April 2005 - Cities jointly submit formal request for remaining $3.0 million for interchange project to Iowa's Congressional Delegation.

West Des Moines officials predicted 40,000 vehicles for Jordan Creek Town Center's first weekend. When surrounding development is completed in the next few years, Mills Civic Parkway and Jordan Creek Parkway each will have a traffic volume of 35,000 to 40,000 vehicles a day. City officials said the new six-lane streets were designed to accommodate larger traffic volumes. The improvements represent a $74 million investment to the infrastructure by West Des Moines and through state grants. The City is also constructing extensions of Grand Avenue as Jordan Creek Parkway is extended south. This will provide another Interstate 35 exit for the area and allow access to the complex from the south. City officials are anticipating the completion of these projects in the next couple of years.


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A LICE ' S R OAD /105 TH S TREET I-80 I NTERCHANGE P ROGRESS R EPORT , A PRIL 2005

Waukee's Growth Remains Strong

New Mall Projected to Have Ancillary Impact

More new subdivisions than any other time in City's history

Development remains strong around new mall

Waukee has more real estate developers building homes in the community than in any other period

Did You Know…

City of Waukee Building Permit Valuation 1998 to 2004

According to The Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) explosive metro-area growth has given the suburbs a slight population edge over Des Moines in 2005. The MPO studied employment and household numbers to estimate Des Moines population. City planners from the suburbs based their estimates on the number of new homes, apartments and townhomes, factoring in vacancy rates and the average number of people per household.

A LICE ' S R OAD /105 TH S TREET I-80 I NTERCHANGE P ROGRESS R EPORT , A PRIL 2005

in the City’s history. City officials said while they are excited about the new developers building in the community, it is also gratifying to see the developers that initiated the building boom continue to develop new subdivisions in Waukee.

Jordan Creek Town Center is already serving as a catalyst for new development and is providing an immediate impact on the surrounding area. Here's a look at the most obvious impacts to date.

"Waukee feels fortunate to have this caliber of developers building in our community. We are also grateful that there is housing being developed at all levels of the market," said Jody Gunderson, Waukee's Director of Community Development.

The mall and the adjacent Wells Fargo Home Mortgage complex are igniting a development boom. West Des Moines Community Development Director Clyde Evans said the City is expecting about $1 billion in construction and more than 16,000 jobs created in the surrounding area within three years. Those two projects and others nearby will add more than 6 million square feet of primarily retail and commercial construction. Evans said these projects alone could add at least $800 million worth of new property to the suburb's tax rolls.

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Evans is pleased with the direction development has taken and expects more to come. "You name a retailer, and they have probably already had initial meetings with the City," he says. The office, retail and commercial projects are attracting more housing opportunities. Millions of dollars' worth of condominiums, apartment buildings and other housing are planned around the mall. In addition, Evans said, the City has been working through the preliminary plans with developers which have the potential of adding 1,500 to 1,800 single-family homes and townhomes.

Traffic

PROGRESS REPORT

Alice's Road/105th Street I-80 Interchange • November 2001 - The cities of Waukee and West Des Moines enter into a 28E agreement committing $5.6 million toward the development of the estimated $16.0 million I-80 interchange project. • January 2003 - Interchange project receives $2.5 million Congressional earmark. • May 2003 - Interchange project added to the IDOT’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). • January 2004 - Interchange project receives $3.0 million Congressional earmark. • December 2004 - Interchange project receives $1.5 million Congressional earmark. • January 2005 - Waukee/West Des Moines enter into formal contract with Iowa Dept of Transportation specifying terms and eligible uses for appropriated federal funds. • January 2005 - Cities contract with CH2M Hill to conduct the environmental document for the I-80 Interchange. • April 2005 - Cities jointly submit formal request for remaining $3.0 million for interchange project to Iowa's Congressional Delegation.

West Des Moines officials predicted 40,000 vehicles for Jordan Creek Town Center's first weekend. When surrounding development is completed in the next few years, Mills Civic Parkway and Jordan Creek Parkway each will have a traffic volume of 35,000 to 40,000 vehicles a day. City officials said the new six-lane streets were designed to accommodate larger traffic volumes. The improvements represent a $74 million investment to the infrastructure by West Des Moines and through state grants. The City is also constructing extensions of Grand Avenue as Jordan Creek Parkway is extended south. This will provide another Interstate 35 exit for the area and allow access to the complex from the south. City officials are anticipating the completion of these projects in the next couple of years.


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A LICE ' S R OAD /105 TH S TREET I-80 I NTERCHANGE P ROGRESS R EPORT , A PRIL 2005 Waukee's Growth Remains Strong continued…

PAINTED WOODS: Dan Stanbrough began this subdivision in the spring of 2004. This development features executive lots ranging from 0.5 to 2.0 acres surrounded by a wooded creek area. Stanbrough Development is also is the developer of Grace Woods. CITY OF WAUKEE ANNUAL WASHINGTON D.C. TRIP APRIL 5 - 8, 2005

GLYNN VILLAGE: Hubbell Homes is the developer of this subdivision located just south of Centennial Park. This is Hubbell's first project in the City of Waukee. This development is a conservation subdivision which is characterized by common open space and clustered compact lots. The purpose of a conservation subdivision is to protect the natural resources while allowing for the maximum number of residences under current community zoning and subdivision regulations. Glynn Village has a number of green belt parks with trails that are intertwined throughout the development.

Special Interest Articles:

Metro-area Growth 2000-2005

Cities conduct Special Census...................... 1 Waukee's Growth Remains Strong ..................... 2 I-80 Interchange Progress Report..................... 2

WILLIAMS POINTE: Regency Homes is the developer of this project located just north of University Avenue. This subdivision is the site of the 2005 Home Show, and boasts a multitude of housing options. Regency is also the developer of the Willowbrook and Windfield subdivisions.

New Mall Has Ancillary Impact ..................... 3

SPYGLASS: Oaks Development is the developer of this subdivision located just south of the Sugar Creek Golf Course. This project has rolling topography that lends itself well for single family housing.

WAUKEE'S ELECTED OFFICIALS Mayor

PARKVIEW CROSSING: Jerry's Homes has been very successful developing previous plats of this subdivision, and the City is very pleased to see them continue their strong tradition of building homes in Waukee.

Tony Oberman

Results of Waukee’s Special Census Certified Census Bureau Reveals City Has Grown by Almost 60%

City Council Jeff Mertz, Mayor Pro Tem

New Waukee Subdivisions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Neighbors Surpass Des Moines in Population; Western Suburbs Continue to Grow at a Record Pace

Booming Burbs 2000-2005.............................. 1

LEGACY POINTE: This is Ewing Development's first project in Waukee. Legacy Pointe is a planned community designed to fit the lifestyle of adults 55 and older. This development offers townhome, apartment, and assisted care living accommodations. In addition to the senior housing there is a commercial town centre complete with dining, hair salon, movie theater, and a library.

Subdivision Jerry’s Homes Gracewood Triton Homes Windfield Willowbrook Legacy Pointe Williams Pointe Spyglass Hubbell Homes Hemingway Grant Park Parkview Crossing Stanbrough Development Gabus Development Painted Woods

BOOMING BURBS

2003-2005 Acres Single Family 120 (X) 22 59 5 70 214 54 100 74 80 298 170 33 60 285 640 38 120 88 120 50 110 120 (X) 178 (X) 158 144

Townhomes (X)

Condo Units

William Peard

80 125 108 180

160 180

Nicholas Gruber

Donald L. Bailey Jr. Darlene Stanton

80 412 Waukee City Hall 230 Highway 6 Waukee Iowa 50263 Tel: 515 987-4522 Fax: 515 987-1845 Web: www.waukee.org

The rapid growth in Waukee shows no sign of slowing according to the latest figures released by the United States Census Bureau in November of 2004. The results of the certified census show an increase in population of just over 3,000 people or nearly 60%. After the 2000 census, the city's population was 5,126 people, but due to the rapid growth the community was experiencing in recent years, the City Council requested a special census be conducted in the spring of 2004. The special census concluded that Waukee's new population was 8,132 residents. "The actual certified census numbers were slightly higher than what the City staff had estimated…so we are very pleased," said Waukee City Administrator Mark Arentsen. "Based upon the volume of building and newly approved

subdivisions, we expect the community to keep growing at approximately the same rate it has been." On March 10, 2005, census takers hit the streets in West Des Moines to conduct a special census for that community. City officials are predicting that their population will now exceed 53,000 residents, up from the 46,403 that was certified in 2000. "This is some of the most impressive growth you will find for a city our size, certainly in the Midwest and probably throughout the country," said Jeff Pomeranz, West Des Moines City Manager. "I think our people like what they are seeing out here."

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