$14 Million In New Investment Authorized By The City Council

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

Y2017 continues to be a robust year for the City of Auburn Hills in terms of development activity.  This past Monday night, the City Council authorized $14 million in new construction.

The Council approved a speculative 98,084 square foot high tech facility proposed by JAR Development Company near the southeast corner of Joslyn Road and Pacific Drive.  The site is best known for being part of the former Kmart property.  The initial investment for the building shell and site improvements is estimated at $4 million.  Additional monies will be spent to finish the interior once a company is found for the building.

Proposed building façade – view from Pacific Drive

They also approved the construction of a 97-room Candlewood Suites hotel proposed by the Samona Property Group within the Dutton Corporate Centre PUD.  The new $10 million hotel will be located on vacant land situated between the development’s existing retail center and the new Kia Dealership, which is currently under construction.  The property is generally located east of Lapeer Road, south of Dutton Road.

Rendering of the proposed hotel

Both projects are anticipated to begin this summer.

Candlewood Suites Hotel Proposed In Dutton Corporate Centre

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

An application has been submitted to the City of Auburn Hills by Samona Property Group, LLC to construct a 97-room hotel within the Dutton Corporate Centre PUD.  The hotel is anticipated to be a Candlewood Suites extended stay hotel.  It will be located on vacant land situated between the existing retail center and the new Kia Dealership, which is currently under construction, adjacent to Lapeer Road.

Rendering of the proposed hotel

As part of the proposal, an amendment to the Dutton Corporate Centre’s development agreement is requested to permit the four story height of the hotel.  Patrons from the hotel are anticipated to help create activity in the park’s retail area and strengthen the existing strip center, which has struggled for years to capture tenants.

The hotel and Kia Dealership will serve as catalysts to help move the DCC closer to completion

Those interested in learning more about this proposal are encouraged to attend the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 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, July 24th.