First Project Announced for Former Showcase Cinema Property

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

It’s now official.

It was announced this week by the State of Michigan that auto supplier GKN (Driveline and Sinter Metals) will be the first of two corporate headquarters to move their North American operations to the former Showcase Cinema property at 2150 North Opdyke Road.  The now razed site had been vacant and idle for over 11 years.

The new 168,056 square foot building will be situated on the north half of the site.  GKN has been located in Auburn Hills since 1986.  Their current facility at 3300 University Drive has more than 300 employees; an additional 50 employees or more are expected to be hired at this new location over the next three years.

Photo Rendering of the Proposed Building – Looking West from Northbound I-75

Photo Rendering of the Proposed Building – Looking West from Northbound I-75