Developers pitch $100 million entertainment district in Waukee

By | August 31, 2019


>>THIS IS IOWA’S NEWS LEADER,
KCCI 8 NEWS AT 6:00. STEVE: BIG CHANGES COULD BE
COMING TO THE CITY OF WAUKEE IN
THE NEAR FUTURE. STACEY: NO OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
YET. BUT KCCI HAS LEARNED CITY
OFFICIALS AND DEVELOPERS ARE
LOOKING TO BUILD A $100 MILLION
ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT NEAR
ASHWORTH ROAD AND GRAND PRAIRIE
PARKWAY IN WAUKE KCCI’S TISIA MUZINGA SHOW US
WHAT THEY HAVE PLANNED. TISIA: STEVE, STACEY
DEVELOPERS PLAN TO BUILD AN OPEN
CONCERT VENUE, BARS AND
RESTAURANTS. CONCERTS ARE ALWAYS A GOOD THING
>>CONCERTS ARE ALWAYS A GOOD
THING MUSIC SCENE IS BOOMING IN
IOWA. TISIA: TRANG TRAN IS NO STRANGER
TO DES MOINES AND SURROUNDING
CITIES LIKE WAUKEE SO THE SECOND
SHE HEARD THERE COULD BE BIG
CHANGE
NOT TOO FAR FROM HER JOB , SHE SAID SHE IS ALL FOR. WAUKEE IS BLOOMING IT HAS BEEN
BLOOMING, WAUKEE DEVELOPERS ARE
LOOKING TO BUILD AN
ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT IN THIS
AREA. IT WOULD FILL 27 ACRES ON THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF ASHWORTH
ROAD AND GRAND PRAIRIE PARKWAY. THESE PHTOS ARE WHAT DEVELOPERS
HOPE THE PROJECT WOULD LOOK LIKE
WHEN IT’S ALL DONE. CONVERSATIONS TO BUILD AN
ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT IN WAUKEE
ARE IN THEIR EARLY STAGES BUT
DEVELOPERS HOPE TO HAVE A SITE
PLAN APPROVED SOON AND GET
THINGS ROLLING. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO
>>A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO
DRIVE ALL THE WAY DOWNTOWN
ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE LIVING
FARTHER OUT WEST SO THIS IS A
GOOD PLACE FOR THEM AND ALL THE PEOPLE, EVEN FROM JOHNSTON AND
WEST DES MOINES AS WELL. TISIA: THE PROPOSAL INCLUDES
BARS, RESTAURANTS, AND A CONCERT
VENUE, WHICH IS WHAT MOST PEOPLE
ARE EXCITED ABOUT
I THINK IT IS VERY EXCITING
>>BECAUSE LIKE I SAID MUSIC IM A REALLY BIG MUSIC BUFF AND I
WOULD LOVE TO CONCERTS AND SHOWS
AROUND HERE. ANYTHING TO BRING IN MORE
>>CULTURE AND MUSIC AND THINGS
LIKE THAT TO THE AREA WOULD BE
FANTASTIC. TISIA: NOW THAT THE WORD IS OUT
ALL WE CAN DO IS WAIT AND SEE IF
THIS IDEA WILL MOVE FORWARD.>>ON THE WEEKENDS, LIKE YOU
DON’T WANT TO SPEND YOUR WHOLE
TIME DRIVING BACK AND FORTH SO
THIS IS A GOOD SPOT FOR IT. TISIA: DEVELOPERS SAY THEY

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