West Des Moines, IA— The Iowa Transportation Commission has approved a Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy (RISE) Local Development grant submitted by the city of West Des Moines. Up to $3.4 million will be made available to assist in the construction of approximately 900 feet of Grand Avenue west of S. 88th Street and approximately 2,844 feet of S. 88th Street from Raccoon River Drive north through the intersection with Booneville Drive. Funding for the grant comes from the city's share of the RISE fund.
The completed improvement will provide access to land in the West Grand Business Park for new development. Microsoft has already announced its intention to build a $594-million data center facility at this location.