Construction of Large Industrial Building Underway on Detroit’s West Side

Innovo Development Group has broken ground on a large Class A industrial building at the Gateway Industrial Center on Detroit’s west side.
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Innovo Development Group has broken ground on a 425,000-square-foot industrial building on Detroit's west side. // Courtesy of Innovo Development Group
Innovo Development Group has broken ground on a 425,000-square-foot industrial building on Detroit’s west side. // Courtesy of Innovo Development Group

Innovo Development Group has broken ground on a large Class A industrial building at the Gateway Industrial Center on Detroit’s west side.

The project is being driven by strong demand for industrial space in the region, propelled by a boost in manufacturing output and online shopping.

Located at 12601 Southfield Freeway — northwest convergence of the freeway and I-96 — the Gateway Industrial Center is a recognizable site within Detroit’s warehousing and manufacturing market.

The new, 425,000-square-foot building will offer 62 docks, 50×50-foot column spacing, 36-foot ceilings, LED lighting, and ESFR fire suppression. It will accommodate 317 vehicle parking spaces and 100 trailer parking spaces.

In addition to the new building, Innovo is refurbishing the 1-million-square-foot Gateway Industrial Center park and its existing buildings, which are 100 percent occupied.

“We’re excited to be working with Innovo on this project,” says Sean Cavanaugh, vice president of JLL, which is leasing the facility. “Gateway offers a tremendous opportunity to companies who want to occupy modern industrial space in the City of Detroit with great access to transportation and talent.”

According to JLL’s Q4 Detroit Industrial Outlook, industrial demand in Detroit is booming. The new building at Gateway Industrial Center will support this growth, providing a needed addition to Detroit’s industrial property inventory ideally suited for industries in need of modern space.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing new life and opportunities to Gateway and the City of Detroit, adding a new chapter to a storied, proud industrial legacy,” says Brian Mullally, principal and co-owner of Innovo Development Group in Kalamazoo. “It’s located in a popular area for automotive and distribution companies, and we expect to see a lot of interest with the unique features it offers.”

The project is located near a Canadian Pacific rail line and intermodal terminal, Technicolor, Detroit Manufacturing Systems, and more.

For more information, visit jll.com/detroit.

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