The location for the first outdoor mall in the U.S. is also going to be part of a pitch for the second Amazon headquarters. Read more here in this MLive article and from this Detroit Free Press article, both of which ran on September 21.
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.
The updated Downtown Southfield Transit Guide is now available to help those who work, live and play in Southfield to get where they need to go. You can download the guide by clicking here.
We also have included the Route Kit that provides additional mapping and details as well. You can download that by clicking here.
Note that there are now three Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) and two SMART routes that serve a new set of bus stops on Northland Drive, at or near the former site of the Northland Mall. Another route extends to 9 Mile but bypasses the Northland area. Changes in some of the SMART routes are also reflected on these maps and guides.
If you have any questions please contact DDOT at 313-933-1300 or SMART at 866-962-5515.
In yet another example of continued investment within the Southfield DDA, Providence-Providence Park Hospital in Southfield announced a $15 million renovation at its Southfield campus. The project is expected to begin in Fall 2017 and will cover a wide range of improvements that will benefit patients, visitors, employees and physicians.
The first areas covered by the renovation will include critical care units, medical/surgical units and the hospital’s birthing center according to The Daily Tribune. Read more here.
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:
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Oakland Community College
22322 Rutland Dr.
Southfield, MI 48075
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Rosa Parks Transit Center
1310 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
16001 W. Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075
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
Northland Drive was reconstructed in 2016 in concrete from northbound Northwestern Highway to Greenfield Road at a cost of $1.84 million, paid by Southfield Street Improvement Bond.
The road was changed from a 4-lane boulevard to a 3-lane road. The project was completed in November and now includes a new storm drainage system, new sanitary sewer crossing and a new 10-foot wide asphalt path on the north side. Following a 7-month road closure, Northland Drive now offers a smooth ride and easy access for motorists.
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.
RSVPs are not required but you can email questions to DDOT_9mile@detrotimi.gov. We welcome your ideas and interest!