Archive | Sustainability


A new logo for Prairie Trail and The District

It’s the perfect time to introduce a new Prairie Trail logo. Ten years ago, Prairie Trail was just an idea. ‘Imagine the Possibilities’ was the theme as we talked about the vision of a community with tree-lined streets, distinctive homes, restaurants and shops within walking distance, parks and trails connecting the residents to each other […]

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A Truly Sustainable Venture

Sustainability. Walkability. Connectivity. These are the new urbanism principals upon which the Prairie Trail development was built and thrives on and what makes living, working and playing at Prairie Trail so appealing. And like Prairie Trail, Hy-Vee believes that healthy lifestyles and a healthy environment go hand-in-hand. That is why Hy-Vee store director, Kevin Hudachek […]

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Earth Day, Every Day

Sustainable living is fundamental to life at Prairie Trail, making every day Earth Day for all who live, work and play in the 1,031 acre planned urban development located in Ankeny, IA. Prairie Trail embraces the ideals of a truly sustainable community design. Preservation of the natural environment was central to the original planning of Prairie Trail. […]

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Building a Community

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” ― Yogi Berra How long does it take to build a growing, thriving, planned community? Summer is a fun-filled time for events and celebrations. So, what better time than mid-July for a look back and forward as we celebrate the excitement of our growing Prairie […]

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Is it Summer yet?

It’s still raining in central Iowa. Usually by Memorial Day weekend, we are enjoying long days of sunshine, just right for families picnicking in the parks, bicyclists out in full force and kids spending long afternoons at the pool.  Although Summer may be a bit delayed, the haphazard sunshine and rain of the Spring of […]

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