Build in the Agrihood

Architecturally, the homes are inspired by the rural agricultural vernacular of the region. By celebrating individual homes with detail and textures they enable a blend of modern, transitional, and traditional styles to coexist side by side. Front porches and pitched rooftops offer a common baseline character, and strategies to minimize the dominance of the garage door on the streetscape help reinforce the pedestrian-oriented nature of the streetscape.

Lots are currently available for sale and custom homebuilding. Click below to get more information on building in the Agrihood!

Middlebrook Mercantile

Built in 1900, this historic one-room schoolhouse once provided kindergarten through high school education. Restored and preserved to maintain its original character by Diligent Development, The Merc now serves as a centerpiece for our commercial area, just as it once served as a centerpiece for the rural town of Cumming.

The Merc offers a full espresso bar, craft cocktails and beer, specialty wines, grab-and-go eats, as well as locally-produced home goods and groceries. Everyone is welcome to stop in for a drink, meet up with friends, listen to the live local music events, be a digital nomad, or to browse the unique offerings found in the store.

Located at 4125 Cumming Avenue.


Mayor Tom Becker Park

A one-of-a-kind park featuring an agricultural-inspired playground, large open spaces, and charming landscaping. The park offers an escape for all ages and abilities to explore, discover, and relax at their own leisure.

Enjoy a playground scavenger hunt, slides, climbing structures, fun play tractors, swings for big kids, babies and inclusive needs, wooden mulch, a walking loop, benches, covered picnic pavilion, parking, and seasonally open bathrooms and a drinking fountain.

Located on N. Brier Land within Great Western Crossing.

GWC Townhomes

Great Western Crossing is excited to announce the addition of a new townhome project coming fall 2023. The townhome project will be exclusively built by Ground Breaker Homes with special attention to detail, exquisite landscaping, and modern farmhouse architecture. Demand is high, contact us now to learn more and reserve your townhome today!

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Middlebrook Messenger

The Middlebrook Messenger is a community newspaper published three times a year in the fall, spring, and summer. Grab a copy at the Mercantile or Fridays at the Farm or click below to read online.

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Town Center

Middlebrook’s Town Center will imbue the community with a sense of connection and play. A central civic green will be sized for a variety of programming needs and regular, informal resident enjoyment. Rather than drawing energy from a historic downtown to a new core, Middlebrook will simply extend, augment, and build upon the existing context of downtown Cumming.Agriculture-based Commercial Middlebrook’s commercial district will reference Iowa’s proud agricultural heritage. Outdoor markets and product displays will be common throughout warm seasons, with local festivals introducing and punctuating local food production.

Architect's Philosophy

Learn more about the thought and inspiration that went into designing the style for the Middlebrook Agrihood. Our architect, JP Curran, shares his ideas, drawings, and references that influenced the look and architectural design standards that connect the development to agricultural and make each neighborhood unique throughout the community.