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West Des Moines, IA (April 4, 2014) –14Forty, a rental multi-family community located directly south of the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines’ Western Gateway, welcomed its first residents today. The project, developed by Hubbell Realty Company, is a historic renovation of the Mitchell Transmission Building and former home of Studebaker Corporation of America’s branch office.

14Forty, an $8.2 million development, consists of 37 one- and two-bedroom loft apartments. The lofts rise above 3,600 square feet of retail/office space, occupied by Shiffler Associates Architects, PLC and Marc Stephens Salon, as well as 57 indoor parking spaces.

Lofts range from 530 square feet to over 1,000 square feet. Featuring original architectural elements, soaring ceilings up to 17 feet high, large windows with sculpture park views and contemporary design, 14Forty reflects the distinctiveness of the Western Gateway. The community is pet-friendly and includes in-home washers and dryers. Amenities include a rooftop patio with grills, cinema, community room with shuffle board, business center and a 24-hour fitness center.

“It’s been fun to watch the transformation of this historic building into a stunning multi-use project. Our team is very passionate about this community, and we are happy to welcome our first residents today. 14Forty residents share in our enthusiasm for downtown living and appreciate the historic character of the building, adding to the energy and excitement surrounding the Western Gateway neighborhood,” stated Krista Capp, Hubbell Realty Company Senior Vice President, Real Estate Management.

14Forty is located at 1440 Locust Street in Des Moines. It was renovated by Hubbell Construction Services and is managed by Hubbell Apartment Living. For more information, call 515-221-6623 or visit

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