Mainstreet at Grand Park
- Written by: Emma Bouthillette
- Produced by: Mainstreet at Grand Park
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Mainstreet Property Group (Mainstreet) is working with Meyer Najem Corporation (MNC) to bring state-of-the-art senior living to Westfield, Ind. The company, which owns a number of senior living facilities, incorporates hotel-style living and social amenities within a short-term rehab and health care assisted environment. MNC is a leading construction firm based in Fishers that has worked with Mainstreet on previous projects.
This particular facility, Mainstreet at Grand Park, is located on 7.5 acres of land adjacent to Westfield’s Grand Park. The $13.5 million development broke ground in June 2012 with a 13-month timeline for completion. Adam Filler, senior project manager for MNC, explains the site includes 65,000 square feet with 100 suites.
When construction began, Zeke Turner, chairman and CEO of Mainstreet, explained in a press release: “Our goal will be to create a living space where seniors can receive the quality care they need while living in a place they can enjoy.
“The facility will have an emphasis on social features and will be a true asset to the city,” he adds. The new facility will fall in line with Mainstreet’s properties that have social destinations including restaurant-style dining and common rooms. Residents can also enjoy private rooms and baths, as well as therapy and wellness.
In fall 2012, the company identified an additional 10 sites to create new facilities in addition to the one MNC is working to complete. With a long history between Mainstreet and MNC, it is likely the contracting company will also work on any additional Midwest properties as well.
Building with the Best
Mainstreet works with MNC regularly. The contracting company, founded in 1987 by Karl Meyer and Anthony Najem, is a sought after firm in the Midwest. Filler reports his company’s success is based on commitment to client satisfaction, employee satisfaction and serving the communities.
MNC regularly works on premier projects in a variety of sectors including healthcare, senior living, commercial, religious, government and institutional markets. The company has an establish process to work with clients from feasibility studies through construction.
MNC’s experience has helped keep the Mainstreet project moving along schedule. Because MNC built a sports park across the street, crews are accustomed to the terrain. Filler explains this includes a high water table, which requires an under drain all around the structure.
As the project moves along, MNC is working on all the labor. The company typically performs all the work and rarely subcontracts. This helps keep construction on the tight schedule without having to juggle a number of different trades. MNC is also able to keep a close watch on sustainability goals by self-performing all the work.
Providing Easy Living
Most baby boomers aren’t ready to move into a nursing home facility, but they aren’t able to maintain their own homes any more. Mainstreet properties offer an easy alternative. The facilities are more like hotel living, with spas, salons and restaurant dining.
For this reason Mainstreet works closely with MNC on the design features. The companies work closely to create an atmosphere that is both safe and appeasing for the demographic. The facility includes tons of amenities and high-end finishes to provide for premier living. With the high-end sports complex just across the street, this location offers an interesting juxtaposition of youthful activity and relaxing space for those aging.
The project itself is expected to ultimately create between 140 and 150 jobs. The city is excited to welcome the facility because economist have estimated the project will have an impact of $22.6 million in Hamilton County. This impact includes direct construction costs, supplier purchases and purchases by construction employees. The economic impact to the area is only expected to increase in years to come.
In addition to the contribution to the area, the facility is being built and own by two industry-leading companies. Mainstreet along with MNC remain companies in the area to watch. Mainstreet has been named the third-fastest growing private company by Indianapolis Business Journal and one of 41 “Companies to Watch” by Indiana’s Economic Development Corporation. MNC has been named best place to work five out of the past six years.
For Filler, maintaining the schedule is the key component to judging how the project is going. With a tight turn around, schedule is key and Meyer Najem Corporation has been able to stay on task with little to no challenges along the way. Mainstreet at Grand Park should be welcoming new residents by the end of summer.
For more information about Meyer Najem Corporation, please visit: www.meyer-najem.com.
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