Companies seeking a retail or office location in a vibrant, walkable, urban environment with a wide variety of amenities desirable by today’s 21st century workforce will want to be here. Downtown Iowa City has a very low commercial vacancy rate of 3.5%, an indicator of strong demand. Currently, many development projects are in the works and property owners are looking to add space for additional retail and office.  Prime properties are now available to open your business.

To learn more about joining us in downtown Iowa City, contact Nancy Bird at the Iowa City Downtown District: [email protected] or 319-354-0863.

125 S. Dubuque Street 4th Floor

There is approximantely 3,480 sq feet of class A office space availble that previously housed RSM US LLP.

Contact: (319)-354-0863

111 E. College Street

6,000 sf basement
6,000 sf first floor
6,000 sf second floor

Contact: (319) 354-0863

124 E. Washington Street

There is 2800 sqft on the main level with new bathroom on the main level. The space is all show room and office space. The lower level is unfinished about 1000 sqft down with a street vault.

Contact: (319) 354-0863

116 East Washington Street

Approximately 2,880 sf available for lease.  Has an existing kitchen hood and back alley access.

Contact: (319) 354-0863

201 S. Clinton Street
(Old Capital Town Center)

2nd floor office

4,600 to 9,382 SF space available on the 2nd floor of Old Capitol Town Center. High profile location in the Pedestrian Mall near the University of Iowa campus. Prominent exterior signage available. Close proximity to dining, shopping, entertainment and services.

Contact: (319) 354-0863

209 E Washington St,
(Paul-Helen Building)

2nd-Floor Office

1000 SF space available on the 2nd floor of the Paul-Helen Building. This 2nd-floor office has a central room with kitchenette and three individual offices. The space has a central location between Pedestrian Mall and the University of Iowa campus.

Contact: (319) 354-0863

202 N. Linn Street (Northside)

New construction
2 commercial bays
2,900 sf restaurant
1,300 sf office or retail
Available summer 2019

Contact: (319) 354-0863

7 S. Linn Street

1,432 sf first floor

Under construction
Available late 2018

Contact: (319) 354-0863

Office Condo for Sale: Tower Place (22 S Linn St - Suite 2A)

Tower Place Suite 2A

3800+ sq ft Office Condo For Sale
Click here for more information.

Contact: (319) 354-0863

10 S. Gilbert Steet (Old Universal Church)

Undergoing updates and renovation
8,800 sq ft
Available 2019
Restaurant, office for creative industry, or art studio / gallery opportunity

Contact: (319) 354-0863

404 E. College Street
(The Chauncey)

New construction.

25,000 sf of Class A office space. The space can be divided to meet tenant needs. For sale or for lease.
Available August 2019

Contact: (319) 354-0863

123 E. Washington Street

This space, known as the Kresge building, has approximately 2,600 sf of space available for lease.  The space does not contain a kitchen hood and hosts storage in the lower level.

Contact: (319) 354-0863

209 E. Washington Street

A large, private office is availible in the Paul Helen Building which includes:2 desks + 2 chairs, large countertop work space with 3 comfortable, bar stools, view of the pedmall with 2 large windows, free WiFi, mailing address, 24/7 access to office, complimentary coffee and snacks access to members-only events and online community


Contact: (319) 354-0863

220 E. Washington Street

This location has an alley door as the retail frontage for  approximately 540 square feet of commercial space.  There is a connecting door with the adjacent tenant (Beadology Iowa) within the building.

This space is clustered proximate to other alley business where a significant public lighting project is planned underway.  Great space for a bike shop, service, or other design-oriented use.

Contact: (319) 354-0863

221 E. College Street

Office space (1,991 square feet) on the third floor of Plaza Towers located in the Ped Mall is available.

Contact: (319) 354-0863


Through a collaboration with Think Iowa City, Iowa City Area Development Group, Iowa City Area Business Partnership and the Iowa City Downtown District, we're providing continued updates and resources for COVID-19 related information. Thanks to the support from MidWestOne Bank, West Bank, GreenState Credit Union, Great Western Bank, Hills Bank, Two Rivers Bank, U.S. Bank and CBI Bank Trust, Johnson County and other area partners, the Project Better Together team has created a community-wide Shop Local program to help encourage and motivate local spending at Johnson County local businesses. Starting June 22nd, for every $150 spent shopping local, receive a $20 gift card of YOUR choice to a local business.

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