Apartment Tower Will Occupy Former Younkers Department Store Space

Sep 2, 2016

The 26-story apartment tower planned for the spot once occupied by Younkers Department Store in downtown Des Moines will include a swimming pool on its roof.

Architectural rendering of 701 Walnut.
Credit Blackbird Development

Blackbird Development is releasing details of the $85 million project it calls 701 Walnut.

The 300,000 square-foot tower will house 276 apartments and ground floor commercial space.

Blackbird is also renovating the Wilkins Building next door, home of the Younkers Tea Room.

A massive fire destroyed the Younkers Building in 2014, leaving an empty space in the heart of Des Moines’ downtown.

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