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City Square—Lofts & Staybridge Suites Hotel
Des Moines, IA


On a full city block in Des Moines’ historic East Village, this housing and extended-stay hotel development includes a garden and patio space on the parking ramp rooftop and a variety of mixed efficiency units, which range in size and number of stories.

Number of hotel suites
124 apartments size range
340 - 1700 sq. ft.
Parking spaces
Principal, Architect
Mike Bechtel

This unique neighborhood impacted design and project management.

The historic East Village is a unique area that requires an understanding of the approval process of numerous boards and panels. INVISION designed with the neighborhood in mind, creating a modern structure that significantly added to density of people living and working in this popular downtown neighborhood. The hotel was designed to complement the housing in both siting and exterior, leading to a synergy of uses between the two complexes.

Other team members: Brett Van Zee, Mark Nevenhoven, and David Reid

With the parking ramp fully contained by residential space, the entire block offers great views for residents and a more pedestrian-friendly downtown environment.
- Mike Bechtel Managing Architect
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