LIVONIA —Schostak Brothers & Company, a fourth-generation commercial real estate company, plans to invest $2 million to redevelop the former Home Depot facility in Redford Township for light industrial use.
“Schostak Brothers & Company is breathing new life into this property by completing a number of extensive renovations, making it a viable and sustainable industrial space, which we believe is the right and most strategic use for the property going forward, due to its location near I-96,” said Jeffrey Schostak, vice president and director of development. “By redeveloping this property, we can meet the needs of local, growing industrial companies more quickly and affordably than by building a new structure.”
Located at 12100 Inkster Rd. near Interstate 96 and the Wonderland Village shopping center, Schostak Brothers have begun extensive renovations to the building to convert the former retail space for industrial use as companies, including those in the automotive industry, continue to demand more space in southeast Michigan.
The renovation plans include significant exterior and interior modifications, such as eliminating 100,000 square feet of office and training space, creating a new entrance, adding windows and eliminating the retailer’s former nursery space and transforming it into a functional outside storage area. Additionally, updates will be made to the building’s roof, heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, parking lot, lighting and mechanical systems, as well as the loading areas—all making the property ready for industrial use.
The project follows the company’s purchase of the GM Livonia Powertrain facility in spring 2014. Schostak Brothers is in the process of renovating that property fo industrial and distribution tenants with plans for the space to be completed by year-end 2015.