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    Construction off of highway 30/ Dayton

    Anyone know what is going on just east of the Skunk River on highway 30 on the north side of the highway? Near Dayton? Looks like a lot of dirt being pushed around. Is that where one of the new car dealerships is going or is it something else? Just curious.



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    Re: Construction off of highway 30/ Dayton

    Deery Brothers - Chrysler dealership



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    Re: Construction off of highway 30/ Dayton

    Deery Brothers is going in next to Central Landscape and it looks like they moved all of the dirt they'd built up between the Skunk and Dayton.



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    Re: Construction off of highway 30/ Dayton

    Thanks. For some reason I thought that was going to be built off the 13th st exit.



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    Re: Construction off of highway 30/ Dayton

    In the not so distant future an epic battle will rage, cars vs. flood who will win? All of humanity (Ames) depends on it, and thelow, low apr.



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    Re: Construction off of highway 30/ Dayton

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonebydesign View Post
    In the not so distant future an epic battle will rage, cars vs. flood who will win? All of humanity (Ames) depends on it, and thelow, low apr.
    Judging by how far up they are building the land I think they are going to end up flooding out someone else.



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    Re: Construction off of highway 30/ Dayton

    Within the last year Cracker Barrel was also looking at a spot close to there. I don't think the HD, Menards rumors are all shot down yet either.


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    Re: Construction off of highway 30/ Dayton

    They are pushing hard they have portable lights and were still working at 11 last night when I drove by.



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    Re: Construction off of highway 30/ Dayton

    Now that they've made that an urban revitalization area I wouldn't be surprised at all to see it develop very rapidly. That area of S 16th is probably the best location left in Ames for large-scale development, it is right along hwy 30 and visible from I35. Deery Brothers is developing 3 parcels to the east of the river (with their dealership going on one of them), and I think Hunziker is filling in and grading the area the west of the river. Heard rumors of Menards, Home Depot, Cracker Barrell among others, there is also a new hotel going in by the Marriott down that way too and the city is developing an entry way to the city down there with native grasses, trees, and light sculptures to line Hwy 30 between I35 and Dayton. Apparently Ames is realizing how important it is to draw people in off of 35 and 30 and have areas around there look nice. Not sure how I feel about the way they are going about thing though, with the tax abatements for developing the areas in the flood plain, although almost every large community located on a river has done it . Just look at Des Moines; developed right down to the river banks and built a reservoir to control the streamflow/flooding, they entirely changed that river and flooded a large area of land north of the reservoir. I'm not defending Ames but when you look at cities like Des Moines and Cedar Rapids it is really astonishing how they have altered those rivers.



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    Re: Construction off of highway 30/ Dayton

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone87 View Post
    Now that they've made that an urban revitalization area I wouldn't be surprised at all to see it develop very rapidly. That area of S 16th is probably the best location left in Ames for large-scale development, it is right along hwy 30 and visible from I35. Deery Brothers is developing 3 parcels to the east of the river (with their dealership going on one of them), and I think Hunziker is filling in and grading the area the west of the river. Heard rumors of Menards, Home Depot, Cracker Barrell among others, there is also a new hotel going in by the Marriott down that way too and the city is developing an entry way to the city down there with native grasses, trees, and light sculptures to line Hwy 30 between I35 and Dayton. Apparently Ames is realizing how important it is to draw people in off of 35 and 30 and have areas around there look nice. Not sure how I feel about the way they are going about thing though, with the tax abatements for developing the areas in the flood plain, although almost every large community located on a river has done it . Just look at Des Moines; developed right down to the river banks and built a reservoir to control the streamflow/flooding, they entirely changed that river and flooded a large area of land north of the reservoir. I'm not defending Ames but when you look at cities like Des Moines and Cedar Rapids it is really astonishing how they have altered those rivers.
    I heard about a new hotel in that area quite a while ago, but never saw anything come of it. Any ideas when construction might start?

    Also, the Menards rumor on the old truck stop site is still lingering. Had not heard about Cracker Barrel. I would never eat at one, but they do like the highway location.



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    Re: Construction off of highway 30/ Dayton

    Quote Originally Posted by Freebird View Post
    Judging by how far up they are building the land I think they are going to end up flooding out someone else.
    Well, it is going to be Highway 30 first...



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    Re: Construction off of highway 30/ Dayton

    Okay. So what are the big obelisk thingys that are being built now along 30? And are they done? Is that it? They don't really seem to fit in/make sense to me.



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    Re: Construction off of highway 30/ Dayton

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    Okay. So what are the big obelisk thingys that are being built now along 30? And are they done? Is that it? They don't really seem to fit in/make sense to me.
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    Re: Construction off of highway 30/ Dayton

    Quote Originally Posted by Freebird View Post
    Okay. So what are the big obelisk thingys that are being built now along 30? And are they done? Is that it? They don't really seem to fit in/make sense to me.
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    Re: Construction off of highway 30/ Dayton

    Wow. That sounds like a waste of money.





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