Whole Foods/Best Buy

West Des Moines, IA

Whole Foods at Water Tower Place is the first Iowa location for this national retailer. The project consisted of the downsizing, relocation and remodel of an existing Best Buy; demolishing a portion of the front facade of the existing building to make way for Whole Foods’ new entry feature, outdoor sales area and outdoor cafe; adding approximately thirty feet of width to the building; a new loading dock/receiving area as well as a new mezzanine for Whole Foods’ office use.

The exterior facade is a combination of masonry, glass, tile and EIFS w/ an architectural steel canopy extending across the frontage.

Site improvements included the modification of existing storm facilities; the addition of new parking as well as a new layout for the existing parking lot; a new service drive and loading dock; create outdoor patio space; and new landscaping for the shopping center.

The addition of Whole Foods has provided a new marquee anchor to the very successful Water Tower Place shopping center and the City of Clive.