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West Des Moines, IA (May 1, 2014) – Hubbell Realty Company broke ground this afternoon on Artisan Row, a community of 27 for-sale rowhomes located on a key block in downtown Des Moines’ Western Gateway.

Des Moines Assistant City Manager, Matt Anderson; Meredith Corporation Chief Financial Officer, Joe Ceryanec; Meredith Corporation Vice President - Real Estate/Construction, Mike Rehm; Des Moines Downtown Chamber of Commerce President, Joe Benesh; and Iowa Realty agent, Darla Willett-Rohrssen helped Hubbell Realty Company executives, including President and CEO, Rick Tollakson; Senior Vice President, Steve Niebuhr; and Development Vice President, Kris Saddoris, celebrate with the ceremonial turning of the dirt.

Artisan Row is the first for-sale, customizable community downtown Des Moines has seen since Hubbell Realty Company developed Brownstones on Grand located off of 2nd and 3rd Streets. The 1,600-square-foot rowhomes feature two or three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, private rooftop patio with pergola, two-car attached garage and soaring 10-foot ceilings. The exterior echoes the design of the Meredith Corporation campus and encompasses the uniqueness of the Western Gateway with a balance of glass and brick creating a variegated façade of 27 unique homes.

“Brownstones on Grand was the first project to bring upscale townhome living to downtown Des Moines. We sold out of the last phase before construction was completed, and since then, we’ve seen strong interest and demand for a similar type product in downtown,” stated Rick Tollakson, Hubbell Realty Company President and CEO. “Hubbell is proud to provide the various living options that a downtown core needs to thrive, and we are excited to once again bring for-sale housing to the market with our Artisan Row community.”

Located on Grand Avenue and Ingersoll Avenue between 16th Street and 17th Street in downtown Des Moines, Artisan Row will be completed fall 2014. Homes are currently for sale with time to customize.

For more information on Artisan Row, call Iowa Realty agent, Darla Willett-Rohrssen at 515-203-6108 or visit

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