Target building at former Northland Center demolished to make room for redevelopment

In support of the ongoing effort to repurpose and redevelop the former Northland Center property in Southfield, the former Target building was demolished beginning October 26. The Southfield City Council unanimously voted to award the contract for the demolition at the October 23 city council meeting.

More information about the demolition was detailed in this Detroit News article.

A short ceremony was held in front of the Target site on October 26 that included brief remarks from Southfield Mayor Kenson Siver, Council President Myron Frasier and City Administrator Fred Zorn.

The city of Southfield purchased the closed Northland Center mall at Eight Mile Road and the Lodge Freeway, located in the City’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) District, from the court-ordered receiver in October of 2015 for $2.4 million with plans to remediate, demolish and sell the property to a qualified developer.  The former Northland Center site was also recently included as potential location for the new Amazon HQ2 as part of the regional proposal submitted by the city of Detroit and other partners.

The environmental assessment, asbestos abatement and remediation of the former Target and Firestone buildings has been completed. The complete demolition of the Target building was expected to be completed by mid-November 2017, and will be followed soon thereafter by the demolition of the Firestone building. As the environmental assessment and remediation of the remainder of the mall and other buildings continues, further demolition is expected to begin in the spring of 2018.

Learn more about the demolition event by visiting the City of Southfield website.

Exclusive listing agent named for the former Northland Mall site

Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions, one of the nation’s leading providers of commercial real estate services, has been retained as the exclusive listing agent for Southfield’s 125-acre Northland Redevelopment Site within the Southfield DDA. This is a 125-acre redevelopment site.

The current master plan developed offers a mix of housing options, R&D, medical office, local retail, entertainment and dining.

Read more about Friedman’s role as the listing agent and other updates related to the master plan.

https://www.friedmanrealestate.com/news/friedman-retained-as-exclusive-listing-agent-for-southfields-125-acre-northland-redevelopment-site/

PUBLIC HEARINGS NOTICE: Proposed Service Changes for Northland Effective September 2017

DDOT & SMART are proposing major service changes in September affecting bus service around the Northland Mall area DDOT & SMART want you to attend any one of four (4) public hearings:


Tuesday, July 18, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Oakland Community College
22322 Rutland Dr.
Southfield, MI 48075
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Rosa Parks Transit Center
1310 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Providence Hospital
16001 W. Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075
Thursday, July 20, 2017
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Northwest Activities Center
18100 Meyers, Rd.
Detroit MI 48235

Requests for interpretive, special accommodations, and others with special needs, must be made 48 hours in advance of the public hearing meeting dates. Please call 7-1-1 for the hearing impaired.

Copies of the September Proposed Service Changes can be obtained at the Public Hearings or by contacting DDOT Customer Service at (313) 933-1300 or SMART Customer Service at (866) 962-5515. Comments and questions can be submitted to DDOT_9mile@detroitmi.gov. Service change information can be found at www.smartbus.org/Northland.

Northland Public Hearings flyer July 2017

Proposed SMART Bus Northland Routing Workshops Open to Public

As the City of Southfield and Southfield DDA continue to review options for the former Northland Mall property, we are also reviewing proposed new or adjusted bus routes for DDOT/SMART buses around that area of the city.

There will be several meetings open to the public in June where we are asking local residents, business owners and others who live, work and play in Southfield to come share their ideas. We are in the process of working with DDOT/SMART to plan the new bus routing around the Northland Mall area and we want to ensure we uncover the best routing and connection options for as many riders as possible.

The meetings will be held at:

  • June 22 @ 6:30 p.m. at Providence Hospital in Southfield;
  • June 27 @ 10 a.m. at Rosa Parks Transit Center in Detroit;
  • June 27 @ 6:30 p.m. at Oakland Community College in Southfield; and
  • June 29 @ 6:30 p.m. at Northwest Activities Center in Detroit.

More information is available on this flyer.

RSVPs are not required but you can email questions to DDOT_9mile@detrotimi.gov. We welcome your ideas and interest!

Detroit Free Press Features Southfield’s Northland Redevelopment Plans

Metro Detroit’s largest newspaper featured Southfield’s discussions around the potential development of the former Northland Mall site in this August 24, 2016 article.

In addition Crain’s Detroit Business published an article and photo gallery on August 24 you can view here about the City of Southfield’s plans for the Northland Center site.

Second Public Meeting on Northland Mall Property Scheduled

The City of Southfield has scheduled a second public input session on what to do with property that formerly housed Northland Mall onTuesday, Aug. 23 from 6-8 p.m. in the auditorium of the Southfield Public Library at 263000 Evergreen Road.
Read more about this meeting from this Southfield Sun article. You can contact the Southfield DDA office at 248-796-5190 or by filling out this form for more information.