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West Des Moines, Iowa (August 24, 2016)
– Leaders from Mercy College, Hubbell Realty Company, Newbury Living, and the local community joined together to break ground on two new apartment living options yesterday in Downtown Des Moines.

Des Moines Councilwoman Christine Hensley speaks about downtown development at the VUE groundbreaking.“Des Moines is on the map in a big way,” Ward III Councilwoman Christine Hensley said of the two projects. “There is no place in the country that has a better public-private partnership.”

Hubbell and Newbury saw the opportunity to provide convenient and modern living options to the growing downtown population and to capitalize on the location of another downtown neighborhood.

From Hubbell comes VUE Apartments, 111 units of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments located at the intersection of Eighth and Crocker. “These apartments are going to be a fantastic option for anyone wanting to be downtown,” Kris Saddoris, Vice President Development at Hubbell Realty Company, said. “They will offer magnificent views of Des Moines, incredible amenities, and access to everything downtown Des Moines offers. This new neighborhood also provides a great new living option for residents working downtown.”

The event drew nearly 50 people to hear from Hubbell and Mercy as well as city leaders on the specific plans for the two new living options.

"Newbury couldn't be more pleased by its partnership with Mercy College which will result in a top-notch student housing component and newly constructed classroom and administrative space,” Frank Levy, President of Newbury Living said. “The future strength and growth of Mercy College will benefit not just Newbury and our investors but downtown Des Moines in general. This exciting project, along with Hubbell's VUE, is helping to pull the vibrancy of the downtown northwards up the hill towards the Mercy Medical campus."
Rendering of the brand new VUE Apartments to be built by Hubbell Realty Company.

The two developments together will offer 197 total units to downtown and access to the entertainment, dining, and biking trails in and around the downtown core.

Both developments will play an integral role in expanding the reach of downtown and providing quality living options to area residents and students.


About Hubbell Realty Company
Hubbell Realty Company is a leading commercial and residential developer and commercial property management firm. Headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, Hubbell Realty Company has 35 residential communities, 12 business parks, and manages over 4500 apartment units in Iowa and Sioux Falls. Always breaking new ground, Hubbell Realty Company has been a catalyst for growth in Greater Des Moines and can trace its presence in Iowa back to 1856. For more information, call (515) 243-3228, or visit

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