Implosion of the former North Park Plaza in Southfield. By John Stormzand , O&E Media John Stormzand/O & E Media
The 17-story North Park Plaza Building, located within the Southfield DDA, was imploded in mid-December. Now owned by Oakland Community College and vacant since 2010, the building included more than 280,000 square feet of space just west of Rutland Drive on Nine Mile Road and adjacent to M-10 The Lodge Freeway.
Oakland Community College (OCC) continues to be a great partner for the city of Southfield and the Southfield DDA and the college is determining possible plans for that property. Cleanup has begun on the property which is directly across from OCC’s active Southfield campus.
See the Fox 2 Detroit interview with Southfield DDA Executive Director Al Aceves and OCC Chancellor Timothy Meyer previewing the implosion. You can also watch video of the implosion from this Hometown Life Newspapers and Southfield Sun link.