New furnished apartments in Grand Rapids' McKay Tower offer luxury living downtown

Three new luxury apartments in one of Grand Rapids' iconic buildings will offer short- and long-term leases in the heart of the city's action.

A renovation a few years ago created rooms with a view on the 15th floor of the 17-story McKay Tower. Building owner Steadfast Properties, LLC has completed the buildout of one one-bedroom, one-bath apartment which is on the market for $2,000 per month. The 850-square-foot unit has granite countertops, a laundry area with a full-sized washer and dryer, and lots of closet space -- amenities that each apartment will have, says Operations Director Chaundra Derks.

Two additional units, each with two bedrooms and two baths, include living room fireplaces and will be finished in time for downtown summer festivities. Each carries a monthly price tag between $4,000 and $5,000.

All of the apartments feature interiors by local designer Kathryn Chaplow and come fully furnished, including pots and pans, tableware, linens, and towels. Residents have the use of the 16th floor lounge which has a wet bar and fireplace, plus the 17th floor rooftop deck which has a grill and patio furniture.

The views, depending on the apartment, take in the Grand River, Monroe North, Monroe Center Avenue, the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, or Rosa Parks Circle.  

"We want these to be turnkey apartments where all you have to do is bring yourself and your clothes and have everything you need," Derks says. "If there are people who are working in the area for a month or so, or are visiting family, they can move in and we'll take care of the rest.

All apartments offer month-to-month leases as well as year-to-year options. If travelers need only a week or two, Derks says they will try to accommodate them.

For more information, contact Tony Pearson, True North Real Estate, (616) 780-0035 or [email protected]

Source: Chaundra Derks, Steadfast Properties, LLC; Craig Clark, Clark Communications
Writer: Deborah Johnson Wood, Development News Editor

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