29-story tower being planned for the Younkers site
By: Joel Aschbrenner
A local development team wants to build a 29-story tower on the empty lot where the Younkers department store once stood in downtown Des Moines.
Blackbird Investments is already renovating the portion of building that survived a massive fire in March 2014. It now wants to build a $60 million high-rise on the empty lot next door, at Seventh and Walnut streets.
The company’s plans call for 220 residential units that could be sold as condos or rented as apartments, a hotel with roughly 150 rooms and some storefronts on the ground level.
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