Move-In Specials

There are currently no one-bedroom units available. Two-bedroom market rate and income restricted units are available!

Leasing Special

Sign a 16-month lease or greater on market rate units and receive one month of free rent, a Google Home, and free parking!

*Offer begins May 1st and ends June 30th, 2019, at 11:59 pm CST. Offer is based on availability. Restrictions apply. Equal Housing Opportunity. The lease must be 16 months or greater on a market rate unit for special to apply and must move in by July 1st.

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Floor Plans

  • Two Bed / Two Bath
  • One Bed / One Bath
  • Two Bed / One Bath

Two Bed / Two Bath

two br / two ba

1,123 sf

$ 1,450 - 1,550

One Bed / One Bath

One br / One ba

825 - 961 sf

$ 995 - 1170

Two Bed / One Bath

Two br / One ba

760 - 1,089 sf

$ 1196 - 1550

About wilkins

The Wilkins Building offers one and two bedroom apartments with large unit footprints. From quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and abundant storage with large peninsula countertop overhangs, these units will delight both the home chef and frequent party host alike. The urban loft aesthetic including sealed concrete flooring, contemporary lighting design, and historic plaster ceilings also offers a unique living experience. You’ll love the centralized downtown location and skywalk access to major employers such as Cognizant, EMC, Nationwide, Voya, and Wells Fargo.


Significant for its association to the Younkers Department store, Wilkins is the only structural remains of the May 2014 Younkers fire. The Wilkins building was also the first reinforced concrete building in Des Moines. Of greatest importance is the fabled Younkers Tea Room which is housed on the sixth floor. The elaborate plaster detailing and decorative work, while heavily damaged, remain and are fully restored.


The Wilkins Building includes ground floor retail and commercial space opening onto the newly renovated Walnut Street. Space is being considered for restaurants, large national retailers, and local boutique retailers. The second through fifth floors consist of a mixture of one and two bedroom apartments. The Tea Room is fully restored and available for private events.


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contact a leasing agent

phone: 515-204-5820

email: wilkinsdsm@blackbirdinvest.com