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.

FEV North America Plans To Double Its Presence In Auburn Hills

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

More jobs … More investment …

An application has been submitted to the City of Auburn Hills by FEV North America Inc. to rezone a 6.78 acre parcel located between I-75 and Harmon Road, east of Joslyn Road from I-1, Light Industrial District to T&R, Technology and Research District.  The review is the first step in the development approval process to allow this dynamic company to construct a new $27.4 million North American headquarters and tech center in Auburn Hills.

Location of the proposed FEV facility

Location of the proposed FEV facility

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.

The project will allow FEV to double its presence in Michigan and create 246 jobs.  The growing company reports that it has reached employment and space capacity at its other operations in Auburn Hills and South Carolina.

Rendering of the proposed 105,552 sq. ft. facility

Rendering of the proposed 105,552 sq. ft. facility

Those interested in learning more about this proposal are encouraged to attend the public hearing at the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall.  A final decision on the rezoning application is anticipated to be made by the City Council on Monday, August 22nd.