The HomeShowExpo, hosted annually by the Home Builders Association of Greater Des Moines, presents attendees with a unique opportunity to peer inside and appreciate the style, craftsmanship and amenities of new custom-built homes constructed by local builders in attractive Central Iowa neighborhoods.
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a dual site show, yes that is right, two sites for you to enjoy. For the first time in the history one of our sites will be in the Urban community of Gray’s Station located in downtown Des Moines. Our second site will be in the Agrihood community of Great Western Crossing located in the town of Cumming. The 2021 HomeShowExpo will show the public the diversity that our developers can offer to builders and their clients.
Gray’s Station is Des Moines’ newest neighborhood, bringing 75 acres of living, recreation and commerce into downtown Des Moines. Gray’s Station will have parks and outdoor plazas, connected via paths and winding sidewalks once the neighborhood is complete. The mile-long bike and pedestrian trail flows throughout the neighborhood, leading through the Gray’s Station wetland park system. This wetland basin is home to native Iowa insect and plant species as well as a natural filtration system for downtown stormwater. Gray’s Station merges the vibrancy of downtown Des Moines with nature via the Coleman Bridge which now connects the neighborhood with Gray’s Lake Park and other area paths and trails.
A growing movement of communities being built around working farms and community gardens is taking root across the country. An agrihood is being defined as a single family, multifamily, or mixed-use community centered around working farms. They are a tool for a building community, nourishing people with healthy food, and teaching people about agriculture. Dozens of new agrihoods are sprouting up every year creating a growing demand for people seeking to live in communities focused on healthy sustainable living. Middlebrook Farms in Cumming, Iowa seeks to join this movement by creating an agrihood that honors the agricultural legacy of the state and region, while building a vibrant neighborhood that nourishes community through healthy food and farming.