616 Lofts on Michigan is the most recent project completed by 616 Development and First Companies. This mixed use building is located in the Midtown neighborhood and was the first ground-up project for 616 Development, with 68,000 square feet and many new and historic amenities. The property includes 54 one and two bedroom apartments, underground parking and 9,700 square feet of retail space on the street level.
â€śWe started construction in September of 2014, which meant pouring a significant amount of concrete during the very harsh winter. First Companies was able to collaborate with Kent Companies to work through the elements to keep the project moving forward, ensuring our completion date was not compromised. Our project manager also took the time to work with the architect, structural engineer and lumber supplier to create a solution for panelized construction that met all building and fire code requirements. This level of pre-planning not only saved us significant amounts of money, but also reduced our original project schedule. Our experience with First Companies has been delightful. They think in the position of the owner, treat subcontractors fairly, and are true partners who consistently exceed our expectations.â€ť Â Jeffrey R. Olsen, Project Director, 616 Development