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Commerce Center of Southeast Iowa, Phase I, Burlington

Commerce Center of Southeast Iowa, Phase I

Commerce Center of Southeast Iowa, Burlington, Iowa

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 performed: 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.


Jeremy Hess

  • Four-lane highway access
  • Air (within 20mi)

Nestled in the southeast corner of Iowa where the Burlington Northern Railway and the Mississippi River intersect, the Greater Burlington area is a regional center for advanced manufacturing, healthcare, education, tourism, shopping and entertainment.

A potential regional workforce of over 250,000 skilled individuals is the reason so many Fortune 500 companies have chosen southeast Iowa as a preferred place to locate. Case New-Holland, Shearer’s, Silgan Containers, ABB (formerly GE), Federal Mogul, U.S. Gypsum, Winegard, Tyson Foods, OCI Iowa Fertilizer, Siemens Corp., ADM, Pinnacle, Roquette and Cryotech are world-class organizations that find the people, transportation, infrastructure and business friendly climate in southeast Iowa a perfect fit. The Commerce Center of SE Iowa unlocks 800+ developable acres with over 100 miles of existing rail and zero property taxes (now or ever) that, for years, was untouchable due to regulations.

Greater Burlington Partnership