<HERE> is a great article that describes the shift between retail and warehouse.
I don't think we'll see this in Des Moines any time soon, but it's the new wave for dense, urban areas. Click <HERE> for an article from The Wall Street Journal regarding Amazon's new multistory warehouse concept.
Retail real estate is experiencing some turbulence. Check out "The Mall Meltdown Continues" <HERE>, appearing in The Wall Street Journal's June 3rd edition.
The mass-timber mixed-use building that is under construction in the East Village is part of a national trend.
From The New York Times:
"Log Cabins? No, These Wooden Buildings Are High-Rises
Seeking greener projects, builders are choosing timber for offices and apartments, rather than the concrete and steel that dominated construction for decades."
READ MORE <HERE>
<HERE> is an interesting case study why one major US corporation moved from the suburbs to the city center.
I don’t see this happening in Des Moines.