Southridge continues to transform from a formerly enclosed mall into a mix of uses that will better serve the community, including more neighborhood retail, big box retail and other non-traditional uses.
A conceptual plan to create a thriving mixed use district has been created, and work on Phase 1 including new open-air store fronts, a pedestrian plaza with outdoor seating, newly created 100,000 SF of retail space and new wayfinding signage has been completed. Most recently, the property grand opened new stores including Marshalls, Kay Jewelers, T-Mobile, rue21, Footlocker, Shoe Carnival, Sprint and GNC.
Des Moines Area Community College is is Now Open! DMACC's Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting was held August 23, 2013. DMACC is utilizing 64,000 square feet of the former JC Penney building for its Career Academy and Learning Center. The facility offers high-level vocational training for high school students and also house the college’s Success Center, which offers GED and English language learning programs.
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