Cherry Street Capital commences construction on 601 West, a $19 million project at the NW corner of Lake Michigan Drive. The project will include the construction of one five-story building and one three-story building totaling 61,300 Square Feet. The development will include 63 units of market rate apartments in a mix of studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments with 8,500 SF of commercial space on the ground level.

First Companies, Inc. will build the project which will also feature underground parking for residents as well as a surface lot tucked behind the property for guests and patrons of the commercial tenants.

“We were very pleased to be selected to manage the construction of the 601 West project,” noted Craig Baker, president, First Companies. “We bring a deep expertise in multi-story, mixed-use buildings, including how to navigate the unique challenges of construction downtown; and, we have the experience needed to ensure the quality standards of Cherry Street Capital are met.”

Centered on the West Side, 601 West will serve as a strong anchor to an active corridor with anticipated completion of Spring of 2018.

Chad Barton, Principal with Cherry Street Capital notes, “We’re excited to join a thriving neighborhood and our hope is that this project will contribute to the city in a meaningful way. This side of the river is rich in history and we’re looking forward to bringing more residents and businesses who recognize that and want to be a part of it.


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