Commerce Center of Southeast Iowa Phase I

Middletown, Iowa
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152-acre Iowa and BNSF certified site

Rail connected

The site is bordered by existing BNSF rail service, rail storage tracks and cross-dock capable warehousing

Highway access

1 mile from Iowa Highways 34 and 61

No property taxes

Location on federal land means no property taxes


Total regional labor force of over 262,000 with 22,297 workers willing to change or accept employment

Site overview

This 152 acre site is located at the 19,000 acre Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (IAAAP) Industrial Plant and is one of several perimeter industrial sites available for industrial development (all sites are located outside government manufacturing areas and buffers). IAAAP is one of only a handful of government owned, contractor operated (GO-CO) facilities. In accordance with Armament Retooling and Manufacturing Support (ARMS) program, unused or underutilized buildings and land are available for long term lease to private businesses. The site is bordered by existing rail service, rail storage tracks and cross-dock capable warehousing. Land is available only by lease with a maximum initial lease term of 25 years. The property is a flat parcel and has been used primarily as farmland since 1900. The maximum topographic elevation is 700 feet, minimum topographic elevation 680 feet. There are no bodies of water on the land and the following reports have been preformed: Phase I, geotech assessment, wetlands delineation, endangered species review, and archaeological. There is no zoning, as the land is located on federal government installation. County zoning does not apply. Uses from office to heavy industrial are permitted.

Site details

Available acres: 152
Topography: Flat
Zoning: None
Site certification: Iowa and BNSF certified site
Adjacent available acres: No
Setting: Industrial park
Within city limits: No
Community: The Greater Burlington area is home to a rich array of industrial interests comprising of Case New Holland, Shearer’s Snacks, Federal Mogul, U.S. Gypsum and Silgan Containers.


Nearest interstate: Interstate 74 (40 miles)
Nearest four-lane highway: U.S. Highways 34-61 (1 mile)
Nearest commercial airport: Southeast Iowa Regional Airport (10.00 Miles)
Rail served: The site is bordered by existing BNSF rail service, rail storage tracks and cross-dock capable warehousing


Electric: Alliant Energy
– Description of Capability: 5 MW; however higher voltages and greater demand can be accommodated by infrastructure in the area.
– Electric Infrastructure: Site served by 12.5 kV and 69 kV transmission lines

Gas: Alliant Energy
– Pressure: 50 psi
Sewer distribution: American Ordnance
Water distribution: American Ordnance
– Peak capacity at plant per day: 2.5 million gallons
– Pressure: 75 psi
Telecommunications: LISCO Internet

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Commerce Center of Southeast Iowa Phase 1

DMC Hwy 79
Middletown, Iowa
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Sale price: Lease only


Site information sheet (PDF)
Site map (PDF)

Get in touch

Mark Seckman
Senior Business Attraction Manager
(319) 786-4392