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welcome hy-vee

Hy-Vee begins construction of second Ankeny store january 22, 2013 ANKENY, IA –Hy-Vee has started construction on a new supermarket in the Prairie Trail planned community in Ankeny. The 92,000-square foot store, to be located at the northwest corner of Southwest Oralabor Road and Southwest State Street, will be Hy-Vee’s second supermarket in Ankeny. Andy McCann, […]

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a vision of beauty

Residents of Prairie Trail in Ankeny, Iowa, tout the uniqueness of the homes – “we like that all the houses are different out here” and “we’re so happy these aren’t cookie-cutter houses” are just some of the sentiments – and the friendliness of neighbors – “everyone’s walking around, everyone’s out saying ‘hi’” – and they […]

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a sustainable plan

According to John Peterson, Director for the City of Ankeny, the ethos of Prairie Trail can be summed up in one word: “sustainability.” Peterson explains: “When people say, ‘What’s so sustainable?’, we talk about the layout, the walking, the connections the neighborhood makes because of the way it was designed. And then there’s the other […]

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when neighbors become friends

the vision in focus Children – childhood friends – playing together in a nearby park. Parents watching, not much more than a front lawn away. Neighbors waving at neighbors from frequently used front porches. Green spaces left intact for the sake of the environment – and the future. Houses springing up and filling up, quickly […]

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