FEV Moving Forward With First Phase Of New Headquarters

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

In July 2016, FEV North America Inc. announced their plans to construct a new $27.4 million North American headquarters and technical center in Auburn Hills.  Now, the company is seeking approval from the City to develop the first phase of the project.

Location of the proposed FEV facility (all phases shown)

FEV proposes to construct a 25,600 square foot research and laboratory facility on a 6.78 acre parcel located between I-75 and Harmon Road, east of Joslyn Road.  Timing of the second phase, which envisions a four-story office building visible from I-75, has yet to be announced.

Rendering of the technical center proposed by FEV (first phase proposed now)

FEV, the North American subsidiary of Germany-based FEV Group, is an engineering services firm specializing in the design, prototyping and development of gasoline, diesel and alternative engines.

Total investment in this first phase is estimated at $4.2 million.  Construction is expected to begin next month with completion taking place sometime in February 2018.

Those interested in learning more about this proposal are encouraged to attend the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall.  A final decision on the application is anticipated to be made by the City Council on Monday, April 24th.