East 2nd and Grand Parking Garage

East 2nd Street & Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309


The City of Des Moines owns the surface parking lot in the East Village across Robert D. Ray Drive from City Hall, bordered by East Grand Avenue, East Locust Street, and East 2nd Street. 101 East Grand Parking, LLC (Developer) will be developing a mixed use project on this site and are proposing a mix of housing, retail, office, and structured parking.

The first phase of implementing this plan is construction of the parking garage. The parking garage is planned to be six floors with approximately 535 parking spaces. The garage is designed to utilize post-tensioned concrete construction with fritted glass panels cladding the east and west ends of the parking garage. The north and south elevations of the garage would be concealed from public view by future development planned for the block, and will utilize a simple utilitarian cable rail structure. The parking garage will include solar panels on the roof that will provide a “net zero (0)” operations for the garage (the solar panels will produce all of the energy needed to operate the garage).

The entry/exit to the garage is planned for East 2nd Street, with the vertical pedestrian circulation elements located on the east and west ends of the garage. An emergency garage exit and access, if needed, is planned for the northwest corner of the garage along East Grand Avenue. This secondary access point will extend north-south across the block and transition into a pedestrian-only plaza that will provide access to the garage when the future civic building is implemented on the west side of the block.

During this time, City Hall will be closed to the public and City offices will move to other nearby locations.


The Developer’s Contractor started construction in May 2016.
Construction is anticipated to be substantially complete in fall 2017.


March 1 2016 Urban Design Review Board Presentation


Ryan Companies, US, Inc.
14001 University Avenue
Suite 300
Clive, IA 50325


Please contact us by email or call 515-283-4920.

Project Updates (3)

Garage Continues to Go Vertical Up to 4th Floor
by Steven L. Naber / Mark Hutchens on January 27, 2017

Garage Continues to Go Vertical Up to 4th Floor




Ryan Companies is working on the slab on deck pour #12 (out of 20) for the 4th floor (of the 6 floor garage).  Ryan Companies will continue to work on deck construction, columns, pedestrian walls, and other work as the garage continues to go vertical in February.  Ryan Companies is scheduled to work on stair and elevator towers in March.

12/8/2016 - E 2nd and Grand Parking Garage Elevated Decks
by Mark Hutchens / Steve Naber on December 08, 2016

12/8/2016 -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO - Work continues on constructing the elevated decks on the garage.  The contractor is utilizing winter protection techniques to keep the construction moving forward.

East 2nd & Grand Parking Garage goes vertical
by Steven L. Naber on October 04, 2016

The contractor has been constructing columns, foundation walls, and the concrete slabs on grade. This photo taken on October 4th shows placing concrete for the slab on grade for the garage entrance off of E 2nd Street. The contractor will begin deck construction in the near future.

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