SDDA News Archive

Southfield named as a top performing community fostering economic growth

November 19, 2013

Southfield was named as one of the 38 top performing communities at fostering entrepreneurial growth and economic development in an annual study by researchers at the iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research. Southfield was one of just 21 communities to be named a 5-star community, according to the study. ... Read more

Providence Hospital to move nearly 100 employees to DDA

October 30, 2013

Read more about the decision of Providence Hospital to move about 100 professionals to the Southfield Centre Building in both Crain’s Detroit Business and the South Oakland Eccentric. Read more

Southfield Centre Named Office Building of the Year

October 25, 2013

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 21, 2013 — The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Metropolitan Detroit has awarded Farbman Group/NAI Farbman’s Southfield Centre the title of 2012–2013 “The Office Building of the Year” (TOBY) in the categories of 100,000-249,999 Square Feet property and Suburban Office Park Low-Rise respectively. The TOBY Awards ... Read more

Ramada Inn Demolition Covered by WJBK-TV Fox 2

October 1, 2013

The former Ramada Inn’s demolition was covered in early September by Fox 2. Various people who lived and/or worked in Southfield shared their stories and memories of the former hotel. The video by Fox 2 also includes a great look at the demo itself. Hear more about Executive Director Al Aceves’ ... Read more

Former Employees, Fox 2 Remember Ramada Inn During Demolition

September 9, 2013

By Staff By Robin Murdoch, Fox 2 News Reporter Fox 2 News Headlines The Ramada Inn on 9 Mile near Greenfield has changed names and owners several times over the years. Now the building is being knocked down. Fox 2’s Robin Murdoch talks to a former employee, Glinda Fragale, who worked at the ... Read more

Non-Motorized Transportation Plan Underway

January 31, 2013

Plan will improve walking, biking routes; connections within city Investigation, analysis and planning for the DDA Non-motorized and Transit Sub-Area Plan is currently underway. The team of Giffels-Webster and LSL Planning are fronting the project. Earlier in 2012, the city of Southfield constructed a transit master plan for the entire city. ... Read more

Oakland Regional Hospital Introduces Our Patient Information Network

December 13, 2012

November 2012 SOUTHFIELD – November 2012 – As the government mandates “Meaningful Use” measures, a shift to electronic health records (EHR) for all healthcare providers, Oakland Regional Hospital spent 18 months preparing to introduce Our Patient Information Network – OPIN – a CPSI system. “OPIN is the result of a lot of ... Read more

CSL Plasma Flagship Facility Celebrates Grand Opening

November 15, 2011

The Southfield DDA joined in the grand opening celebration this summer for CSL Plasma’s flagship 21,000 square-foot plasma collection center located at 21921 Greenfield. CSL Plasma is a subsidiary of CSL Behring, a global leader in plasma protein biotherapeutics, which helps treat a variety of diseases and medical conditions. ... Read more

City of Southfield Healthcare Technology Center Expands the Impact of Southfield’s Downtown Development Authority

August 25, 2011

August 15, 2011 SOUTHFIELD – The City of Southfield is well-positioned to attract new healthcare businesses, as well as retain and upgrade existing healthcare investments, according to a recent study by Anderson Consulting Group. The report analyzed the healthcare economy in Southfield and its primary and secondary market areas, defined as regions ... Read more

Infrastructure and Aesthetics Project Kicks-Off

August 23, 2011

The Southfield Downtown Development Authority (SDDA) announces the construction of sidewalks on North Park Drive between Northwestern Service Drive and Providence Drive and along Northwestern Service Drive up to the existing sidewalk on Rutland Drive. The project will link sidewalks of this busy college, hospital community creating a ... Read more

Oakland Regional Hospital Expands

August 8, 2011

Grand Opening Celebration Oakland Regional Hospital will celebrate the grand opening of its new Foot & Ankle Center on Wednesday, August 17 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The hospital, a division of Michigan Surgery Specialists, is located at 22401 Foster Winter Drive in the Southfield Downtown Development District. The public is ... Read more

Healthcare Industry Market Study Released

April 18, 2011

Anderson Economic Group, LLC has prepared a healthcare industry market study exclusively for the Southfield Downtown Development Authority. Phase 1 of the study describes the city’s demographics and presents comparables in a 30 mile and 60 mile radius. Click here to read the market snapshot. Read more

Southfield Promoting its Healthcare Corridor on a Statewide, Regional Level

January 24, 2011

January 24, 2011 SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The City of Southfield Downtown Development Authority, commonly known as the Cornerstone Development Authority, is pursuing its Healthcare Corridor economic development strategy and is actively recruiting new development for the area. The district already is supported by a strong healthcare infrastructure, highlighted by Providence Medical Center, ... Read more

Oakland Community College Expands Southfield Campus

September 29, 2010

Michigan’s largest community college, Oakland County Community College (OCC), is expanding its campus footprint in Southfield to accommodate the tremendous growth of its health and science programs. The college is adding nearly 70,000 square feet of space to the 92,322 square foot campus at 22322 Rutland Drive, just south of ... Read more

State-of-the-Art Dialysis Center to Open in November

September 27, 2010

A four-acre plot of land in downtown Southfield is the site of the new, 10,000 square-foot Northland Park Dialysis Center. Constructed from the ground up, the center is a joint project of Henry Ford Health System, Detroit Medical Center’s Sinai-Grace Hospital, and Southfield-based physicians group Nephron Associates. The $4 million, ... Read more

Providence Hospital to Expand

September 27, 2010

Southfield’s Providence Hospital has announced plans for a $5 million expansion and renovation of its emergency department. The project includes a 4,055 square-foot addition to the emergency department that will house new treatment spaces and more private rooms. Construction is expected to begin early this year. Providence ... Read more

Oakland County Community College Launches Weekend College

September 27, 2010

Oakland County Community College (OCC) has launched a Weekend College to accommodate students who need a more flexible class schedule and to reduce the time it takes to complete a degree or certificate program. The college’s Southfield and Royal Oak campuses began offering all-day Saturday classes in the winter 2010 ... Read more