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Weitz Turns over First 40 Units at Historic Fort Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)– A lot can happen in 100-plus years. From 1903 to 1910, The Weitz Company built Fort Des Moines – where African-American men were first trained and commissioned as officers in the U.S. Army. Fast forward 108 years to today and Weitz is renovating the same structures that have endured 432 seasons…


Blackbird Closes on Financing for Historic Fort Des Moines Renovation

July 17, 2017 Des Moines, IA – Blackbird Investments has finalized all funding for the renovation of existing Fort Des Moines structures. The project includes renovating seven former barracks and three horse stables into 142 income-restricted apartments units. The overall project cost is estimated to land close to $40 million. Majority of the funding proceeds…