Location: Des Moines
Size: 19,174 Square Feet — Commercial
Status: Complete


2701 McKinley is a pre-fabricated metal structure built in the early 1970’s to serve as a UPS distribution center. The building contained two stories of office space and a large warehouse area. McKinley had been vacant for some time when Blackbird obtained the site.


Adapted for re-use by a start-up manufacturing company, the original structure has been retained. The interior has been gutted and rehabbed to provide 5,574 square feet of modern office space. The 13,600 square foot warehouse has been sealed to provide a more comfortable working environment, upgraded with energy-efficient lighting, and is now used for product assembly and shipping. Planned for future expansion of the tenant will be accommodated through the use of the second floor.