Urban Loop Resources
Locating your business in the Urban Loop:
If you're interested in locating your business in the Urban Loop the best place to start is by browsing through the 2021 Real Estate Flip Book (PDF). The City of Urbandale has created this flip book so you can quickly and easily identify land that is ready for development, see other business in the area, and identify roads and infrastructure near your desired location.
What exactly is the Urban Loop?
The Urban Loop area is anchored by the ninety-degree bend in Interstates 35/80 in Urbandale, Iowa. The land around the interstate is prime for development and supported by highly-accessible, interconnected traffic routes. With a lot of planning and a little bit of luck, these traffic routes and interstate access have made Urbandale the center of business opportunity in the Greater Des Moines metropliation area. Development areas in the Urban Loop offer space for retail, office, flex, warehouse, and light industrial. There are acres of land ready and waiting for a groundbreaking ceremony to inaugurate the next new business in this strategic location.
Recently, there have been several upgrades to Interstate 35/80 to create greater access for businesses looking to locate in Urbandale. Many new exits have been opened and several roadways have been created to gain access to a wide variety of sites in the Urban Loop. An interchange at 100th Street was complete in 2018, while an interchange at Meredith Drive and the Iowa Highway 141 flyover ramp were completed in 2020.
Taking the next steps:
If you're excited (and maybe a little nervous), we're here to help you! Our Economic Development department is available to meet with you in-person, virtually, or by phone. We'll take the time to understand your needs and help you set yourself up for success. Big or small, five employees or 5,000 employees, we're here for you.
Already located in the Urban Loop?
The City is here to support your business and success. Take the first steps by aligning your real estate marketing material or business with the nation's most accessible region by incorporating a Located in the Urban Loop enhancement in your website and marketing materials.
- Urban Loop Style Guide (PDF) - Outlines the "look and feel" for the Urban Loop brand.
- Urban Loop Guidebook (PDF) - History of the Urban Loop brand and creation process.
- Loops Illustration Map (PDF) - Illustration of the Urban Loop on a map.
- What is the Urban Loop FAQ (PDF) - Background and context from the 2017 Urban Loop brand launch.