Pleasant Hill Development

Pleasant Hill Development is a non-profit corporation chartered in the city of Pleasant Hill, Iowa with a Board of Directors comprised of several volunteers. The primary purpose of this organization is to promote the economic development within the city of Pleasant Hill and the construction and development of residential, commercial, and industrial facilities for the exclusive benefit of its citizens and businesses.

Pleasant Hill is a community of approximately 7000 located just east of Des Moines, Iowa. The city is situated at the intersection of Iowa 163 and US Highway 65,part of the Des Moines Metropolitan Area’s freeway system. Along with the entire metro area, Pleasant Hill has experienced rapid growth over the last ten years, with a growth rate of nearly 40%. Pleasant Hill is less than ten minutes from downtown Des Moines and the Iowa State Capitol and fifteen minutes from the Des Moines International Airport.

Pleasant Hill LocationPleasant Hill provides an anchor for entertainment on the east side of Des Moines, with a multiplex movie theater. Pleasant Hill is the hub of the 4-Mile Creek Greenway Trail providing access into Des Moines and the City of Altoona.

Enjoy your visit to Pleasant Hill, a community that prides itself on its quality of life and services. Pleasant Hill is a mecca – away from congestion yet conveniently located near the heart of the Des Moines Metropolitan Area

About Pleasant Hill

The City of Pleasant Hill is located immediately east of the City of Des Moines. The community is one of the fastest growing cities in Iowa with a 2000 population of 5070 and an estimated current population of 5,500. The city is intersected by two major highways, those being U.S. Highway 163 running east and west and the Highway 65 bypass which connects Interstates 80 and 35.

Pleasant Hill is only 15 minutes from Des Moines International Airport, 10 minutes from Downtown Des Moines, and 15 minutes from the Ankeny Regional Airport. The community has a full range of residential subdivisions ranging from very “high end” to moderate priced homes. There are currently over 300 acres of land available for commercial and industrial development with infrastructure in place.

Pleasant Hill Facts

City Hall 5151 Maple DriveClerk’s Office
Public Works Director
Population Approximately 5,070
Recreational Facilities
Doane’s Park Parkridge at Pleasant Hill BoulevardPlayground Equipment
2 Shelter Houses
2 Baseball Diamonds
4 Tennis Courts
2 Sand Volleyball Courts
1 Soccer Field
1 Youth Center
Sunrise Park Oakwood Drive, Adjacent to Water TowerPlayground Equipment
Shelter House
Basketball Court
1 Soccer Field
Dar-Mar Park-Mini Oakwood Drive and ShadyviewPlayground Equipment
4 Mile Creek Greenway Recreational Trail, Hwy 163 & Cooper Creek
Sunset Park 2 Soccer Fields
1 Baseball Backstop
Post Office Pleasant Hill – 50327 299-9275
Water Department Pleasant Hill – 50327 262-9368 or
DSM Water Works
at 283-8700
Garbage Pickup Picked up on Wednesday at trash
container at curb.
Services provided by the city through a private contractor.
Dog Control Year-round tie-up
Licences at City Hall are due first of each year.
Bicycles All bikes must be licensed. Licenses available at City Hall.
Government City Council
Mayor Phil Hildebrand
Council Jason Dively
Dennis Hagedorn
Mark Langerud
Martha Miller
Joe Rivas
City Attorney Ed Skinner
School Districts Des Moines and Southeast Park
Library Pleasant Hill Library
5151 Maple Drive
Library Director- John Lerdal

Pleasant Hill Community Report

Pleasant Hill, Iowa is home to over 6500 people with medium income of $52,000. The eastern suburban community is conveniently located just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines and 20 minutes to the Des Moines International Airport. Popular amenities include 2 public golf courses, 3 municipal parks, a water slide and wave pool park which includes mini golf and go-cart track, an 8-plex stadium-seating movie theatre, a year-around sports and recreation complex, fitness center, bike/walking trail, 2 tennis courts, and baseball and soccer leagues.

Pleasant Hill is ideally situation to service commercial and industrial development because of its location along or close to Interstates 80, 35, and 235 and well as major highways like 65, 163, and 5. In the past two years, the community as well as private developers have invested considerable resources to expand and extend the city’s infrastructure to facilitate commercial and industrial development. Pleasant Hill has over 270 acres for industrial/commercial sites available, with sewer and water service in place. It’s ready for development!

Commercial Real Estate

Pleasant Hill Center

Located at the intersection of Hwy. 63 and the new Interstate 65 bypass, this project developed by Dan Stanbrough has the ability to accommodate retail trades and services, highway commercial like motels and restaurants, large wholesale or discount stores, and office buildings.  This 55-acre project is configured into 13 lots and 1 large 32-acre lot.

Pleasant Hill Center II

Strategically located just north of Pleasant Hill Centre, on Hwy 163 and the I-65 bypass, this 45-acre project offers a unique opportunity for office buildings, warehousing, and distribution centers. This convenient site is approximately 10 minutes to Downtown Des Moines and 20 minutes to the Des Moines International Airport.

For more information on Pleasant Hill Centre and Pleasant Hill Center II, contact Dan Stanbrough 515-202-6648 or Pleasant Hill Development Corporation 515-564-0200.

Hawkeye Sunrise Business Park:

This ideal retail/commercial district is divided into 8 lots ranging from 1.2 to 2.16 acres. Each lot has frontage on NE 56th Street and is just south of University Avenue and west os I-65 bypass.

Metro East Business Park:

This 67-acre site is configured into nine lots from 4.4 to 14 acres in size. With municipal water, sewer, natural gas and electric all in place, this project is ready for all types of light industrial operations. The Metro East Business park is a project of Knapp Properties and is located on NE 56th Street, east of I-65 bypass and north of University Avenue.

Fleck Property:

This 55-acre parcel has direct access to Southern Norfork RR and Interstate 65 bypass. Ideal for assembly, warehousing, or distribution center.