Grand New: 601 West Opens Doors in West Side Neighborhood


Grand Rapids’ West Side neighborhood has officially welcomed a new residential building that is perfect for those looking for a unique, modern and centrally-located place to call home. 601 West, located at 601 Lake Michigan Drive, recently announced that it is officially welcoming residential tenants to lease available apartments. The brand new building features 63 units and 8,500 square feet of commercial space on the street level.

While the building officially opens on June 1, eager tenants have already begun moving in, with four units occupied. “The response to 601 West has been overwhelming,” states Chad Barton, principal, Cherry Street Capital. “It’s a fantastic central location that is walkable to so many amenities of the west side and downtown, including the river, the YMCA, the Bridge Street district, and more. As this area continues to grow and attract more residents, we are thrilled to be able to provide a great apartment option in the neighborhood to meet that demand.”

The community includes covered underground parking to accommodate residents and ensure that parking in the neighborhood is not impacted. Residents will also enjoy a rooftop deck with fabulous downtown views, a community room, gigabit internet, in-unit washer and dryer, along with easy access to highways and downtown Grand Rapids.


Those who live at 601 West will be walking distance from many of the West Side’s most popular bars and restaurants, including Butcher’s Union, O’Toole’s, Harmony Hall, New Holland Brewing and more.

The interior design of 601 West, completed by h|B Design, was a major focus of the project and was thoughtfully completed to differentiate this project in its layouts and finishes from other buildings. Heather Barton of h|B design worked with her husband Chad to customize the 51 unique unit floorplans with attention to every detail. “Residents are going to experience features that make each space feel like home. Beautiful fixtures, high-quality carpeting, and other finishes create inviting apartments that are ready to be customized,” she explained.

601 West offers a mix of studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments with rents beginning at $1,200/month that includes water and trash. Additionally, each unit is wired and ready for seamless connectivity to gigabit speed internet.

An on-site model unit may be toured Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm or by appointment. Leasing details are available online at

For more information, or to apply for a lease, visit