Thursday, January 12, 2023

Warehouse project on DeHoCo property approved

Following the example of both Kroger and Amazon, a third company is planning to construct three new warehouse facilities in Plymouth Township.

The warehouse plans include one large building at 670,000 square feet and two at 150,000 square feet on the 190-acre site at the former site of the Detroit House of Corrections (DeHoCo) at Five Mile and Napier roads.

Jones Development presented the plans to members of the Plymouth Township Board of Trustees at a recent meeting.

The property is still owned by the City of Detroit and is included in the Michigan International Technology Center project, , a cooperative effort between Plymouth and Northville townships. 

The property is currently valued at $6.75 million and a representative of the developer told the trustees the sale should be final during the first quarter of this year. No tenants were identified in the presentation which will be built on build-to-suit marketing efforts, the representative said. He indicated that the developer hoped to have a tenant when construction was complete. He told the board members that Jones Development management was confident that all the buildings could be leased quickly. 

He added that the buildings could be divided into smaller spaces for potential clients and that Jones would be cooperative with potential tenants needs. The wetlands on the property will not be disturbed by the construction and both the Michigan Department of Environment and Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) officials are aware of the plans.

The plan, previously approved by members of the township planning commission, was unanimously approved by members of the board.