Des Moines

Des Moines Social Club

Category
Adaptive Reuse
Development Services
Historic Renovation
Mixed Use
Owners Rep
Retail
Year
2013
Location
Des Moines, IA
Status
Completed

The Des Moines Social Club is one of the country’s leading community-focused cultural hubs, created to enhance art, music and entertainment outreach throughout greater Des Moines. Christensen Development developed this one-of-a-kind project for the nonprofit client, centered on adaptive-reuse of the historic Des Moines Firehouse No. 1 in the heart of the city’s downtown. The project consists of two buildings containing the Des Moines Social Club, Malo restaurant, and the Kum & Go theater. The Social Club now draws an estimated 100,000 visitors annually to the downtown area. The development cost was approximately $7.8 million to update the entire facility, which will continue to give back to the community for years to come.