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Logistics hub set to blossom on former mall site

Posted By: The Toledo Blade on September 9, 2022.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.   The site of the former North Towne Square in Toledo will have new life as a distribution and manufacturing hub. NorthPoint Development is planning three giant logistic and manufacturing warehouses on the 58-acre site near I-75 and […]

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Former Art Van headquarters snags another furniture tenant

Another furniture company is taking space at the old Art Van Furniture Inc. headquarters. Florida-based Ashley Furniture Industries LLC is leasing 186,000 square feet in the 1 million-square-foot-plus property on East 14 Mile Road in Warren, according to its new owner, Brasswater. Simon Yeramian, vice president of investments for the Montreal-based company, said in an […]

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Walmart adding 4 fulfillment centers, more than 4,000 jobs

Walmart is adding four new fulfillment centers to its existing capacity, a move that will bring more than 4,000 jobs and make next- or two-day shipping available to more Americans. The announcement comes at a time when consumers are relying on packages being shipped to their homes more than ever before. While online ordering has […]

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Libbey Glass announces deal to exit Europe

Toledo-based Libbey Glass announced that it is entering into an agreement to sell its European operations. Libbey said that in addition to its European operations, the same agreement includes selling the Royal Leerdam and Crisal Glass brands to Anders Invest Co-Invest Fund 3 CoöperatiefU.A. Libbey’s European operations, representing a small portion of Libbey’s global market […]

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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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Eastland Center site marketed for industrial tenants as demolition proceeds

As demolition of the former Eastland Center shopping mall proceeds, developers of a $94 million project to reuse the property in Harper Woods have named a leasing agent to market the 80-acre site for potential tenants. Signature Associates said Thursday it will exclusively lease space for the development, known as the Eastland Commerce Center, at […]

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Gardner White taking over part of old Art Van campus in Warren

Gardner White will take over a portion of the massive former Art Van Inc. headquarters in Warren as it needs more space for distribution and corporate staff. The Auburn Hills-based furniture store said Monday afternoon that it would occupy part of the property’s warehouse as well as the store and corporate office. In a Monday […]

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Tire Wholesalers to more than double size with large new building on old Detroit armory site

Tire Wholesalers Inc. is expected to move out of its Troy headquarters into a new warehouse/distribution building more than double its current footprint under construction in Oak Park. The company, based at 1783 14 Mile Road, is taking the entire 275,000-square-foot building underway on the former Detroit Artillery Armory site, expanding from 100,000-plus square feet […]

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Massive Industrial Building Coming to Detroit Artillery Armory Site

Minneapolis-based The Opus Group, which has a subsidiary in Ann Arbor, is starting construction on a 275,401-square-foot industrial building on the site of the former Detroit Artillery Armory on Eight Mile Road in Oak Park. Prior to the start of construction, the originally planned speculative building has been fully leased to an undisclosed user. It […]

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Monroe Township golf course to be sold, redeveloped by InSite

The 142-acre Harbor Dunes Golf Club in Monroe Charter Township will soon be transformed into an automotive-related warehousing and distribution center, township supervisor Al Barron announced Tuesday. Barron revealed the first details of the proposed project at the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce’s December Koffee Club event, at which elected officials from across the region discussed ongoing and upcoming […]

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Walbridge fills up one Lyon Township warehouse building, starts another

With a German auto supplier up and running in Detroit-based Walbridge Group’s new warehouse building in Lyon Township, the construction giant has started putting up another on spec. Webasto Roof Systems Inc. has leased the 280,000-square-foot Lyon Distribution Center I building off I-96 at Grand River Avenue and South Hill Road and John Rakolta III, president of […]

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A zoning fight over warehouse space rankles Huron Township

A year ago, Huron Township put the brakes on construction of any new warehouse or distribution space after approving two large new buildings on an old horse-racing track. But now the developer constructing those buildings totaling 1.27 million square feet for Amazon.com Inc. on the former Pinnacle Race Course site wants to build another one […]

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Logistics company plans $17 million investment, up to 250 jobs in Brownstown Township

Dearborn-based Hollingsworth Logistics Group plans to invest $17 million into a 500,000-square-foot warehouse in Brownstown Township. The third-party logistics company aims to create between 105 and 250 new jobs paying an average wage of $22.50 per hour, plus benefits, according to the Michigan Economic Development Corp. Positions include packers, team leaders, supervisors and managers. The […]

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Forgotten Harvest to shift to new operating model with larger $12 million headquarters

Forgotten Harvest to shift to new operating model with larger $12 million headquarters

Forgotten Harvest has begun construction of a new site that will shift its operating model to provide a more nutritional mix of food for the region’s hungry. The nonprofit food rescue, which picks up food from restaurants, convention halls and grocery stores that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it to food pantries and food […]

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Key development projects slated to impact Downriver in the years ahead

Key development projects slated to impact Downriver in the years ahead

The Detroit Regional Partnership, an economic development nonprofit, held the Downriver Economic Development Summit on Monday, where a number of new projects impacting the region were discussed. Gordie Howe International Bridge The Gordie Howe International Bridge soon will give travelers a new route between the United States and Canada. An agreement for the new bridge […]

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Lyon Township Planning Commission gives nod to Amazon facility

Lyon Township Planning Commission gives nod to Amazon facility

Amazon Inc. wants to put a nearly 87,000-square-foot distribution facility in Lyon Township. During its meeting Monday, Lyon Township’s Planning Commission recommended approval of the plans for the facility that would occupy a vacant building along Grand River Avenue on Automation Boulevard. The online retailer wants to use the land for a distribution center and temporary parking area […]

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Muskegon County busy with redevelopment projects

Muskegon County busy with redevelopment projects

With a $19 million convention center underway, several projects on the waterfront, a micro hotel and some mixed-use buildings, downtown Muskegon has become an epicenter of development activity along the lakeshore. “We are in a historic transformation,” said Dave Alexander, the business development manager for the city of Muskegon. While downtown Muskegon remains arguably the […]

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The Future of Industrial Real Estate

The Future of Industrial Real Estate

Prologis Inc., the largest warehouse provider in the U.S., wrapped up construction of a three-story distribution center in Seattle in October of last year. The 590,000-square-foot project, called Georgetown Crossroads, is the nation’s first logistics property to have multiple floors that are serviceable by large delivery trucks. Amazon has reportedly agreed to take up about […]

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New distribution center creating up to 766 jobs

New distribution center creating up to 766 jobs

An out-of-state developer is breaking ground on a distribution center in the region for a major shipping company. The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners recently approved a brownfield plan for the construction of a FedEx distribution center in Portage, at 6701 Portage Rd. Indianapolis-based Scannell Properties will redevelop the property with the construction of a […]

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Amazon eyes Silverdome site for distribution center; 1,500 jobs expected, officials say

Amazon eyes Silverdome site for distribution center; 1,500 jobs expected, officials say

Tech giant Amazon sent shock waves throughout Pontiac when news broke of the expected development of the Silverdome site into a distribution center as part of a $250 million project that would bring 1,500 jobs. The first steps in the plans to develop the 127-acre site were discussed during a Pontiac Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday night. The commission […]

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Buyer in the wings for Monclova Township site resembles Temperance firm

Buyer in the wings for Monclova Township site resembles Temperance firm

The city of Toledo is close to a deal to sell 50 acres in Monclova Township to a mystery company from Michigan that would use the land for a corporate headquarters, manufacturing facility, and distribution warehouse. The company would be relocating 150 employees and could add another 50 within two years of completing the facility […]

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