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Demolition continues on Dearborn’s Regent Court building, clearing way for development

Posted By: mlive on February 7, 2024.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Demolition continues on the towering Regent Court office building along Executive Plaza Drive in Dearborn. The 670,000-square-foot office building formerly occupied by Ford Motor Co. changed hands in November 2022, after being purchased by local developer Mike Shehadi. Shehadi is […]

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State Approves $87.5M in Grants to Bolster Project Site Readiness Efforts

Posted By: mlive on February 1, 2024.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) has approved $87.5 million in grant funding for 18 projects across the state of Michigan — including two in metro Detroit — through the Strategic Site Readiness Program (SSRP), which support the state’s efforts […]

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MCBA gets $82K grant to prepare south county property for development

Posted By: The Monroe News on February 6, 2024.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. The Monroe County Business Alliance will receive $82,310 in grant funding to help prepare a 143.25-acre piece of property for future development. The property is southwest of Sterns Road and Dixie Highway in Erie and Bedford townships. Monroe County’s […]

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New renderings show planned Kalamazoo event center

Posted By: woodtv.com on January 30, 2024.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. New renderings of the planned $300 million Kalamazoo event center have been released.  See the renderings HERE The 320,000-square foot facility is expected to host more than 230 events a year and create hundreds of jobs. According to Southwest Michigan First, it […]

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Developer plans to bring 4 new stores to Grand Rapids’ southeast side

Posted By: mlive on January 29, 2024.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. A developer plans to bring four new shops, and an estimated 10 new jobs, to Grand Rapids’ southeast side. 1947 Eastern Avenue, LLC has plans to rehabilitate two existing buildings – 1947 Eastern Ave. SE and the adjacent 1941 Eastern […]

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$8M apartment complex breaks ground in heart of Whitehall

Posted By: mlive on January 7, 2024.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Construction has begun on an apartment building in the heart of Whitehall designed for those who work in Whitehall but can’t find housing there. The 32-unit Harwood Flats is being constructed on Lake Street at the end of Colby Street. […]

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Prime location attracts businesses to Rossford

Posted By: The Blade on October 24, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Location, location, location — Rossford has it, and businesses want it, the city’s mayor says. At Monday’s meeting, Rossford City Council voted to approve the rezoning of 5.4 acres from planned commercial to planned industrial. The properties, which are […]

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Resilience, hope and a bright future in the Motor City: They were the focus during Detroit Industrial Summit

Posted By: REjournals on September 22, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Sure, Detroit’s industrial market has faced the pressure of high interest rates and increasing construction costs. And while industrial sales might have slowed, leasing activity remains robust in this sector, something that was evident during the Detroit Industrial Summit held […]

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Construction Set to Begin on Oct. 10 for Sakura Novi Retail Project

Posted By: DBUSINESS on September 19, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. With construction set to begin on Oct. 10 for the Sakura Novi project, restaurants Chubby Cattle and Presotea have signed leases and are joining the project’s tenant roster. Sakura Novi, a mixed-used development project, features a collection of Asian-themed restaurants, […]

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Construction to begin soon on $16.4M Grand Rapids apartment, commercial building

Posted By: mlive on August 23, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Construction is expected to start within 30 days on a two-building apartment development at the corner of Wealthy Street SE and Sheldon Avenue SE containing 58 market-rate units and ground-floor commercial space.  The development, being led by W&S Development Partners and […]

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Bollinger Motors gets $3M grant to expand Michigan facilities, add jobs

Posted By: The Detroit News on July 25, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Oak Park-based electric commercial vehicle company Bollinger Motors Inc. has been awarded $3 million from the state in support of its plan to add up to 237 new jobs and invest $44 million in its Oak Park and […]

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Victory Development Group Closes on Last Grand Rapids Property to Complete Celebration Village

Posted By: Victory Development Group.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Victory Development Group has closed on the last developable property in Grand Rapids’ Celebration Village, opening plans for a mixed-use project on the city’s northeast side with 240 apartments and 10,000 square feet of retail. Victory Development Group closed on the 3-acre […]

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Construction begins on Flint Commerce Center at former Buick City site

Posted By: Flint Beat on June 5, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Signature is proud to be a part of such an exceptional new development!  For leasing information, contact Joe Hamway / Greg Hudas New development began today at the former Buick City site on Flint’s north side. The June 5, 2023, […]

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Tommy’s Boats Dealership Slated for Auburn Hills, Includes 4-level Boat Tower along I-75

Posted By: DBUSINESS on June 9, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Tommy’s Boats is one step closer to opening a dealership, complemented by a four-level, glass-enclosed boat tower visible from I-75, just west of Joslyn Road and next to a Topgolf facility and close to Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, in Auburn […]

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Taylor purchases former Dana credit campus, 2 other properties

Posted By: Toledo Blade on June 8, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Taylor Automotive Family on Thursday announced the purchase of three properties in the Toledo area, including the former world headquarters of Dana Commercial Credit and ProMedica at 1801 Richards Rd. in Toledo. The Richards Road campus totals more than […]

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Toledo secures grant for North Towne Square industrial redevelopment

Posted By: Toledo Blade on June 6, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. A state grant announced this week to offset infrastructure costs will support Toledo’s efforts to redevelop the former North Towne Square property into an industrial site. JobsOhio has awarded the city a $1.5 million grant for the North Towne […]

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$500M Mega Projects Developed by Silverman Cos. Coming to North Oakland County

Posted By: DBUSINESS on May 22, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Silverman Cos., a multi-faceted real estate development company in Bloomfield Hills, has gained final approvals to bring forward, with multiple partners, Waldon Village in Independence Township and Baldwin Village in Orion Township. Together, both mixed-use projects, which are set, respectively, […]

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Metro Detroit’s Robust Industrial Market Draws Spec Development in Romulus

Posted By: DBUSINESS on May 11, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Metro Detroit’s red hot industrial market is drawing new players and spec development as The Opus Group in Minneapolis today announced the start of construction on Airport Corporate Center, a two-building speculative industrial development in Romulus. The two buildings at […]

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Pedestrian bridge, $65M private development are the catalysts for Wyoming’s new downtown

Posted By: mlive on April 24, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. The 28th Street corridor in Wyoming was once a hub of entertainment and shopping in the greater Grand Rapids area. With West Michigan’s first multiplex cinema and first shopping mall, it was the place for family and friends to gather […]

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Developer releases details of apartment complex on old Joe Louis Arena site

Posted By: The Detroit News on April 26, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Sterling Group, developer of the high-rise apartment complex that’s taking shape on the site of the former Joe Louis Arena, released new details about the project Wednesday as it prepares to begin pre-leasing this summer. The Residences at […]

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Farmington Hills moves forward with four-story luxury apartment complex proposal

Posted By: Hometown Life on April 13, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. City officials recently took another step toward approving a proposed $30 million luxury apartment complex along Northwestern Highway. City council voted 5-1 Monday to approve a planned unit development for a four-story apartment community at 32680 Northwestern Highway, near […]

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What’s being built near Celebration Cinema North? Several buildings are planned and one’s got coffee

Posted By: mlive on April 5, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. The area near Celebration Cinema North is full of construction equipment and fences for multiple large projects. A hotel, Starbucks and other developments are in the works there. Construction hasn’t yet begun on a new 250-unit apartment building planned near Celebration Cinema […]

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Crews begin demolition of central Toledo’s former Baron Drawn Steel plant

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on April 5, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Workers are tearing down the former Baron Drawn Steel plant in central Toledo this week. The facility opened in 1964 and shuttered about 20 years ago, laying off the 85 remaining employees. Since then the plant’s contaminated structures […]

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Toledo seeks more funds to bring old storefronts back to life

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on March 13, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   The city of Toledo wants to expand two grant programs that have made it financially viable for the owners of long-vacant neighborhood commercial buildings to bring them up to code and get them back into productive use. […]

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Gotion puts battery plant plan on hold in one of two Mich. towns, official says

Posted By: The Detroit News on February 24, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   A Chinese battery plant slated for development in the Big Rapids area appears to be putting plans on hold, at least temporarily, in a township where it was looking to locate its facility, the township supervisor said […]

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Developers team up in Westgate to bring apartments to Sears, Elder-Beerman sites

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on February 28, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   The two out-of-state developers that separately own the old Sears and Elder-Beerman sites in Westgate are joining forces to build apartments and retail on the side-by-side parcels. Plans are still in the design phase, said Liz Holland, […]

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Michigan developer plans to build 192 apartments near Toledo’s Inverness Club

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on February 28, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   A Michigan developer plans to break ground in the coming weeks on a 192-unit apartment complex off Dorr Street near the Inverness Club in Toledo. The approximately $15 million Brailey Apartments project will include six three-story buildings […]

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Asian-themed Project Sakura Novi Adding Korean Steakhouse, 117 Apartments

Posted By: DBUSINESS on January 30, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. Sakura Novi, Michigan’s first Asian-themed, mixed-use real estate development, today announced a lease has been executed for The Dancing Pine Korean Steakhouse, while a joint venture agreement has been executed with Robertson Brothers Homes to build 117 townhouse apartments. The […]

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Townhome, retail development would transform stretch of Wealthy Street in Grand Rapids

Posted By: mlive on January 18, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article. A stretch of Wealthy Street SE between Lafayette and Prospect avenues would be transformed with 18 townhomes, two renovated single-family homes, and commercial space under a proposed development plan. The plan, being pitched by Grand Rapids-based Indigo Design + Development, […]

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Buell Motorcycle plans $6M round to invest in new products, add team members

Posted By: MiBiz on December 9, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   The group behind the revival of high-performance brand Buell Motorcycle Co. continues to build out its team, add sales infrastructure and invest in new product engineering and development in West Michigan. CEO Bill Melvin, who led an effort to secure […]

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Grand Rapids OKs incentives for 4 mixed-use developments totaling 200 housing units

Posted By: MiBiz on December 6, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Grand Rapids city commissioners have approved tax incentives for four mixed-use projects that would add 200 housing units across the city. The approvals include 15-year Neighborhood Enterprise Zone tax exemptions for the Lofts on Grove multi-family project in the […]

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Developers detail $1.5B District Detroit mixed-use plan

Posted By: The Detroit News on November 29, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Community members who met with developers Tuesday evening to hear about the proposed $1.5 billion joint venture between the Ilitch family organization and developer Stephen Ross had key questions about the mixed-use development plan including affordable housing, […]

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Developer outlines $20m, 5-story Utica Junction mixed-use development in Roseville

Posted By: Macomb Daily on November 16, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   A home builder Tuesday night unveiled plans for a $20 million, mixed-use development along Utica Road to be the showcase piece of downtown Roseville. Waref Hawasli, head of Grosse Pointe Farms-based Hawasli Homes presented details for Utica Junction, […]

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‘Unprecedented’ $10M cannabis hospitality project planned in Muskegon

Posted By: MiBiz on November 7, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   A group of Michigan and Chicago-based entrepreneurs are developing a one-stop cannabis destination in Muskegon that would include a growing and processing facility, dispensary, consumption lounge, outdoor venue, restaurant and bar. The $10 million Fields Cannary project would be […]

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Work starts on luxury apartment, retail complex near Toledo Hospital

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on November 27, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   A project to build a luxury apartment and retail complex in Toledo’s former Colony area, near ProMedica Toledo Hospital, is finally moving forward. Work on the $45 million project, on a nearly 11-acre lot off Central and […]

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MEDC Approves $116M for Development Projects Across Michigan

Posted By: DBUSINESS on November 10, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   The Michigan Economic Development Corp. in Lansing approved three major development projects in Flint, Lansing, and Parma representing a total capital investment of $116.5 million from the Michigan Strategic Fund. In Flint, funds will be used for the redevelopment […]

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Amphitheater developer looks to awaited final vote

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on November 14, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Weeks out from a vote on the proposed Waterville amphitheater project, developer Hunter Brucks is resolved to see the project through until the end. City council’s last meeting on Oct. 26 saw a quasi-judicial hearing in which […]

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Walker officials approve plans for 132K-square-foot distribution center north of I-96

Posted By: MiBiz on October 20, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   The Walker Planning Commission has approved plans for a 132,680-square-foot distribution center north of I-96 that’s part of a larger 76-acre site being repurposed for industrial uses. Traverse City-area developer Mike Kolarevic, of ECEK GRR3.0 LLC, is leading plans […]

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TPS could soon close deals to offload two former school sites

Posted By: The Blade on October 23, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Long before the board approved formal negotiations in August, Toledo Public Schools administrators had been negotiating to sell two former school properties, emails obtained by The Blade show. Email records from the district show Goodwill Industries and Connecting […]

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Detroit poised to land 500-job parts plant at AMC site, Duggan says

Posted By: The Detroit News on October 12, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said Wednesday the city is “about to land” a 500-job auto parts plant on the site of the former American Motors Corp. headquarters site on Plymouth Road on Detroit’s west side. “We are […]

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$60M Woodward West Mixed-use Development Opens in Midtown Detroit

Posted By: dbusiness on October 3, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, city of Detroit officials, and project developers Queen Lillian and The Platform have completed Woodward West, a $60 million new construction mixed-use development in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood south of Martin Luther King Blvd. “As our […]

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10-story downtown GR development would include 432 apartments, food hall, retail

Posted By: mlive on October 10, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   A Chicago-based developer plans a 10-story building along Division Avenue in downtown Grand Rapids that would include more than 400 apartment units, retail and restaurant space. Jon Morgan, co-founder and principal of Chicago-based Interra Realty, is the developer for the […]

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Developers, officials celebrate Midtown Detroit apartment-retail complex

Posted By: The Detroit News on September 28, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   A decade ago, developers set out with plans to construct an office building on the corner of Woodward and Stinson in Midtown. After they scrapped those plans and pivoted to residential, Woodward West welcomed its first tenants […]

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Detroit economy overcoming pandemic challenges, faces recession fears, UM report says

Posted By: The Detroit News on August 25, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   The city’s economy is expected to recover from pandemic-related challenges faster than Michigan or the United States overall, even as new recession threats loom, University of Michigan researchers predict. The Detroit Economic Outlook for 2021-27 notes that […]

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Royal Oak officials to consider new way of evaluating developers’ projects

Posted By: Royal Oak Tribune on July 11, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   Royal Oak city commissioners are looking at a different way of assessing some development projects to encourage environmental and other benefits to the community. Commissioners are set to discuss ways of evaluating developments to bring them in […]

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Oakland County Land Bank Launches to Support Economic Development

Posted By: DBUSINESS on July 8, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   The Oakland County Land Bank has been launched to support economic development and help revitalize communities and neighborhoods. “The Oakland County Land Bank Authority enables us to expand our economic development toolkit so that we can directly address property […]

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Is Pontiac on the cusp of a development boom?

A $300 million-plus plan to bring more than 1,000 residential units to a long-vacant waterfront site in Pontiac is perhaps the splashiest proposed development in the city in recent memory. But throughout the city, a grab bag of new residential, commercial and industrial construction, as well as renovations and redevelopments, has percolated in recent years. […]

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Over 200 acres by Ann Arbor’s Briarwood Mall now zoned for high-density development

The biggest property rezoning in recent Ann Arbor history is now finalized. City Council voted 8-3 Monday night, April 5, to OK reclassifying over 200 acres around Briarwood Mall under the city’s new TC1 transit-corridor zoning category to pave the way for downtown-style development on the city’s south side. “I’m very excited about this step […]

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5-story retail, residential project planned near historic Birmingham post office building

Big plans are in store for a historic building on the west side of downtown Birmingham. A mixed-use development is planned for the parking lot adjacent to the old post office at 320 Martin St. The planned five-story building would include retail space on the bottom floor, with space on upper floors dedicated to both office […]

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Michigan leaders eye Marshall area land in push for big projects

Michigan officials have increased their focus on a 1,700-acre “megasite” in the Marshall area as the state pursues large and yet-to-be-named economic development projects, according to interviews and records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The effort to lure companies to the site, which is near the interchange of Interstate 94 and Interstate 69, […]

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In Birmingham, downtown streetscape project raises parking concerns

When clients visit Chris Habbo’s company, Care Mortgage on South Old Woodward, they’re able to pull up outside, park, and walk in to get an application, drop off paperwork and handle other business. All of that will change this spring when the city begins its $12 million reconstruction project that will reconfigure a half-mile stretch […]

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Franklin Partners purchases sprawling Site 36 in Wyoming for future manufacturers

Franklin Partners LLC purchased the sprawling former General Motors stamping plant in Wyoming known as Site 36 late last month for $5.25 million and plans a new industrial development on the property for multiple manufacturers. Grand Rapids- and Oak Brook, Ill.-based Franklin Partners, doing business as Franklin Site 36 LLC, bought the 74-acre site from the city […]

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SIGNATURE ASSOCIATES AWARDED THE EXCLUSIVE LEASING FOR UP TO 1 MILLION SQUARE FEET OF NEW CONSTRUCTION

Eastland Commerce Center will offer three state-of-the-art industrial facilities   HARPER WOODS, MI — Signature Associates is pleased to announce the exclusive leasing representation of the Eastland Commerce Center in Harper Woods. This new Class A warehouse, distribution, and manufacturing campus will include three-buildings ranging from 200,000 square feet to 536,000 square feet, tilt-up concrete […]

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Detroit planners working on industrial property survey

The city of Detroit has, by far, the most new industrial construction underway out of anywhere else in the region. Some 2.75 million square feet is in the ground, according to a fourth-quarter report from the local office of New York City-based brokerage house Newmark. That’s the future. But what about all of its industrial past? That’s the […]

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Ann Arbor OKs industrial development district for Sartorius ‘flex-tech’ project

An area in Ann Arbor’s Research Park has been designated an industrial development district after it was approved by Ann Arbor City Council earlier this week. The resolution to turn 3874 Research Park Drive and four adjacent lots into an industrial development district was passed by City Council on March 7. The land is currently […]

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Construction firm, cannabis company partner on new commercial development on GR’s west side

Construction Simplified plans to move and expand its offices in Grand Rapids in preparation of eventually growing its presence across the country. The construction firm is currently located at 895 W. Fulton St. on the city’s west side. It has a development agreement with John McLeod, co-founder and head of new markets for Cloud Cannabis Co., to […]

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Waterfront hotel, cruise ship dock proposed near downtown Holland

A hotel, restaurants and apartment buildings along the waterfront, a cruise ship dock and more are part of a proposed plan to redevelop the Lake Macatawa shoreline near downtown Holland. The proposed plan calls for a mixed-use redevelopment along Lake Macatawa off of W 8th Street and Washington Boulevard that would include a 50-room hotel, […]

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New construction coming to Reynolds Road

A new building slated for the Reynolds Road corridor marks another new project in an area previously wrought with blight. The Toledo Police Federal Credit Union will invest $1.25 million for the construction of a new 4,200-square-foot building at 2340 S. Reynolds Road near the intersection of Heatherdowns and Reynolds roads. The site once housed […]

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Industrial development district for ‘flex-tech’ facility being considered by Ann Arbor City Council

A biotechnology company and SPARK Ann Arbor are spearheading efforts to create a city industrial development district to encourage growth and provide a tax abatement for owners in the area. The Ann Arbor City Council took public comments at its Jan. 3 meeting about the possibility of creating an industrial development district at 3874, 3990, […]

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Midtown development to break ground in second quarter of 2022

Developers of The Mid, a more than $250 million mixed-use development along Woodward in Midtown, expect to begin construction in the second quarter of 2022, officials said Tuesday. The development on 3.8 acres at 3750 Woodward Ave., was originally slated to open in December 2020. Emery Matthews, one of the developers involved in the project, has previously cited the […]

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Prime Oshkosh riverfront sold to new developer

The former site of the Morgan Door Co., a prime waterfront property on Oregon Street that has been dormant for years, has been sold to a new developer. What happens next at the site is unclear. “Nothing has been submitted to the city for approval,” said Kelly Nieforth, Oshkosh’s director of community development. “It will […]

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Livingston County still waiting on commercial building boom that never came

Jon Savoy took data projections in the mid-’90s to heart when he moved his real estate business, Lee & Associates, to Brighton. He was betting on population growth that came, to an extent, but the commercial building wave that he expected to follow never actually materialized. He has since moved back to Southfield. Around many […]

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Grand Rapids advances $22M brownfield plan for new Spectrum Health campus

City officials have taken another step toward approving $22 million in brownfield incentives for Spectrum Health’s Center for Transformation and Innovation campus. The City Commission’s Community Development Committee recommended setting a public hearing for the $100 million project on Dec. 7 before the full commission. The committee resolution is expected to be approved by the full commission […]

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Former Detroit-owned prison property in Plymouth Township eyed for large new warehouse

The city of Detroit plans to sell off its owned portion of the former Detroit House of Corrections site in Plymouth Township for $5.5 million. If all moves forward under the current plan, the 190.5-acre vacant site would be developed into a 1.2 million-square-foot build-to-suit building by an out-of-state developer that does work for FedEx […]

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Demolition begins on blighted Witmark building in Plainfield Township; property listed for $3.2M

The side wall of the Witmark building came crashing down Thursday as workers began demolishing the blighted building that has sat vacant for about 20 years. Local residents commonly refer to the 45,000-square-foot, boarded up building at 4189 Jupiter Ave. NE as an eyesore. Citing safety concerns, Plainfield Township issued an order to property owner Regency […]

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UPS to occupy 225,000-square-foot building on Glenwood Road

A new United Parcel Service facility will be the cornerstone of a nascent industrial park off Glenwood Road in Rossford for which development is starting to move, Rossford Mayor Neil MacKinnon announced Friday. The mayor said he did not yet have details about how many jobs the 225,000-square-foot facility will generate, but that Scannell Properties, […]

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Mixed-use building set for Junior League site

A mixed-use three-story building is planned for the former Junior League of Birmingham site, and has received preliminary site plan approval by the Birmingham Planning Board. The new building, to be located at 460 N. Old Woodward, received unanimous recommended preliminary site plan approval from the planning board in late July, with conditions that must […]

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State approves financing for $13.2M, 52-unit mixed-use project in Kalamazoo

State officials have approved a loan and brownfield incentives for a $13.2 million, five-story mixed-use development planned at a former industrial site north of downtown Kalamazoo. The project development team of 619 LLC was formed by Jeff Nicholson, Craig Bush and David Michal Scott to construct a five-story structure on 1.4 acres at 619 Porter St. Nicholson […]

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Shovel-ready state? Push on for site-prep money after Ford plants head south

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration, economic developers and industry groups are pushing for the creation of a $100 million fund for industrial development on large tracts of land after Tennessee and Kentucky landed $11.4 billion in investments from Ford Motor Co. and a battery maker. The $100 million would give the Michigan Economic Development Corp. a pot of money to […]

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Why self-storage is one of the hottest sectors in real estate

Michael Berger didn’t get the amount he wanted for his self-storage portfolio when it sold last month. The Southfield-based real estate investor got much more. The $170 million sale of his 28 U-Store Management Co. properties to Colorado-based SpareBox Storage is proof positive that the self-storage industry, several decades ago just a blip on the […]

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Residents, leaders hopeful new YMCA will be catalyst for neighborhood

Residents of the Warren-Sherman neighborhood on Monday gathered in the multipurpose room of the Wayman D. Palmer YMCA to share their vision for what a new YMCA should look like in order to best serve the community. The city of Toledo is partnering with the YMCA of Greater Toledo to demolish the existing YMCA and […]

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Automotive ‘country club’ in the works for Howell site

A racecar-loving father-and-son business duo are moving forward with an ambitious plan to bring a multimillion-dollar automotive country club and garage development to a 270-acre site owned by the city of Howell. The project, Motorsports Gateway, calls for 67 private garage suite units along a 2.2-mile, European-inspired road course geared toward local car enthusiasts, said […]

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Chris Webber to build up to $175 million cannabis compound in southwest Detroit

Chris Webber, an NBA Hall-of-Famer, former University of Michigan basketball star and Detroit native, broke ground Tuesday on the first phase of an estimated $175 million cannabis-focused development in southwest Detroit. Webber, a 48-year-old cannabis investor, plans to run industry job training through his partnership with West Coast lifestyle brand Cookies, as well as grow cannabis at […]

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West Michigan Construction Institute facility slated to open in 2022, aid in construction labor shortage

A hub for talent recruitment, skills development and job placement is expected to open early next year in Grand Rapids in hopes of filling the workforce pipeline for West Michigan construction jobs. The West Michigan Construction Institute (WMCI) will be located at 801 Century Ave. SW, west of US-131 in Grand Rapids at Owen-Ames-Kimball Co.’s former equipment yard. […]

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Perrysburg Township project includes restaurants, gym and French Quarter theme

A New Orleans-themed development in Perrysburg Township with restaurants, a coffee shop and gym is under construction and slated to open starting early next year. French Quarter Square will be worth $15-$20 million when finished, said Mike Denman, vice president of developer River Rock Property Group. The property at 10630 Fremont Pike is just east […]

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Ohio awards tech company a tax credit for expected 378 new jobs in downtown Toledo

Ohio has awarded Bitwise Industries a tax credit for its planned downtown Toledo innovation center, which the California tech company pledges will create 378 jobs with an annual payroll of $20.4 million. The Ohio Tax Credit Authority on Monday agreed Bitwise will get a 1.8 percent, 10-year job creation tax credit for its efforts, a […]

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Oregon Economic Development Committee discusses town center project, future

As part of Oregon’s new town-center project’s first phase, construction of a new roadway off Pickle Road is scheduled to begin at summer’s end. The Oregon Economic Development Committee met Thursday to discuss that project as well as the status of Oregon’s industrially zoned property and what kind of projects might be in its future. […]

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Plan for home furnishings retailer RH in downtown Birmingham moves forward

Two years after Birmingham voters nixed a proposal to build a new parking deck that would help bring RH (formerly Restoration Hardware) to downtown, another plan appears closer to reality. The city’s planning board voted Wednesday to recommend approval of the final site plan and special land use permit for the building that would house […]

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First-of-its-kind study of GR to guide long-term development

As the city updates its nearly 20-year-old Master Plan to guide future development, local officials say a first-of-its-kind study last year can help ensure equitable outcomes while providing the best return on investments. Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. commissioned the “Economics of Place” study by Washington, D.C.-based Places Platform LLC, which first presented its preliminary findings to business […]

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Car wash company building $30M headquarters in Holland

VisionQuest Companies plans to begin construction this month on a a $30 million headquarters near the corner of M-40 and Waverly Road. VisionQuest, which owns car wash companies and manufactures car wash equipment, says the new building is expected to be complete by fall 2022. It includes 75,000 square feet of office space and a […]

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TriMas in Bloomfield Hills Expands Packaging Business with New Ohio Facility

Bloomfield Hills-based TriMas Corp. announced today that Rieke Packaging Systems, part of the TriMas Packaging Group, is expanding its North American manufacturing presence by building a 230,000-square-foot facility in New Albany, Ohio, with operations set to commence in the second quarter of 2022. The new facility will be located near Rieke’s current New Albany manufacturing […]

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Royal Oak’s Main Art Theatre has gone dark; Birmingham 8 looks to ‘pick up the slack’

It appears the final credits have rolled at the Main Art Theatre, a Metro Detroit moviegoing staple for decades and a home for independent and arthouse fare that opened film fans’ eyes to a world beyond Hollywood blockbusters. “Landlord kicked us out,” reads the theater’s iconic marquee, along Main Street just north of 11 Mile in downtown Royal […]

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