Melbourne Apartments is located on SE 14th Street in Des Moines. The site fills a need for income restricted housing on Des Moines’ southeast side. In the first phase of development, a total of 84 units were built in three three-story buildings. Twenty-four apartments have one bedroom, 48 more have two bedrooms and the final 12 have three bedrooms. The apartments range from 648 to 1080 square feet and each have a private deck or patio. The project serves people who qualify for income restricted housing at the 60% of the area median household income level.
Individual apartments have central air and full kitchens including dishwashers. There are washing machines and dryers in every apartment and a community room with a big-screen television for events. Residents have free access to computers, exercise equipment and a playground. The apartments are wired for high-speed Internet access, phone service and either cable or satellite television service.