Kettlestone Project Announces First Residential Development

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Artist rendering of Waukee's Kettleston development.

Artist rendering of Waukee’s Kettlestone development (Photo Courtesy: City of Waukee)

WAUKEE, Iowa – The massive, $91 million Kettlestone project in Waukee has announced its first residents.

Kettlestone Cove is a proposed residential and mixed-use development, featuring 162 single-family row houses, 84 multi-family apartments, as well as some mixed-use commercial and residential buildings. A news release says 15 of the 38 acres of the project will be reserved for upwards of 200,000 square feet of commercial development.

Kettlestone Cove incorporates about 162 single-family row houses, as well as 84 multi-family apartments (Photo Courtesy: City of Waukee)

Kettlestone Cove incorporates about 162 single-family row houses, as well as 84 multi-family apartments (Photo Courtesy: City of Waukee)

Located southwest of the intersection of SE University Avenue and SE Waco Place, Kettlestone Cove will exist within the Glacier Park overlay district – one of the many “districts” quartered off within Kettlestone “predominantly intended for dense residential buildings that are withing walking or biking distance of adjacent mixed-use.”

The Kettlestone Land Use Standards are based upon those established in the Kettlestone Master Plan adopted by city officials in June 2014 (Photo Courtesy: City of Waukee)

The Kettlestone Land Use Standards are based upon those established in the Kettlestone Master Plan adopted by city officials in June 2014 (Photo Courtesy: City of Waukee)

The Glacier Park overlay district, and the other districts of Kettlestone, were officially mapped out through the “Land Use Design Standard,” part of the overarching Kettlestone Design Standards approved by city officials last month which serve as a set of guidelines for potential developers when considering projects in Kettlestone. The City of Waukee unveiled the Land Use standards in its latest Kettlestone newsletter, as well.

Land Use Districts, as depicted in the map above, classify what parts of Kettlestone can be developed into what types of projects. The city says land use classifications include:

  • Single Family Residential
  • Multi-Family Residential
  • Multi-Family Stacked Medium
  • Multi-Family Stacked High
  • Mixed Use
  • Retail Neighborhood
  • Retail Community
  • Office
  • Retail Regional

Additionally, the first part of the new Grand Prairie Parkway, the road running through Kettlestone, is set to open this July. City officials are also hoping to find other sources of funding for an ampitheater planned to go in its entertainment district, after it was denied the funding from a state grant program. 

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